These Honey Sriracha Barbecue Meatballs are a great appetizer or dinner choice. The sweet and spicy flavor will have you wanting more.
*I am partnering with Red Gold® as a brand ambassador this spring creating recipes using canned tomatoes.
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Our youngest son absolutely loves spicy food. I don’t mean loves it…he absolutely lurves it with every ounce of his being. The hotter the better is his motto when it comes to salsas and hot sauces. He even douses this three cheese macaroni and cheese with hot sauce.
A few weeks ago when we were on vacation we stopped at a fun craft mall in the Orlando area. One of the stores in the mall was a beef jerky outlet. They also sold chocolate covered beans and different varieties of hot sauce. I grabbed a bag of chocolate while the boys scoped out the hot sauce and jerky.
One of the things that caught our son’s eye was the hot sauce tasting station. They had all the different varieties set up on the counter, so you could try them before buying them. There were a few that were so hot that you had to sign a waiver before you were even allowed to test them. Of course, my son begged us to let him do it. It was one of the moments, when we just said, “why not”.
He chose the absolute hottest sauce that they were allowed to share. It’s a good thing they only give you the tiniest amount on a spoon because he said his mouth was on fire immediately. Usually he says hot sauces are not spicy enough for his taste, but today he found one that burned off every taste bud.
Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to work with Red Gold® creating recipes using their tomatoes. Last year Red Gold added Sriracha Ketchup to their products. It has been so popular that this year they have added salsa and tomatoes to the Sriracha line.
Since my son loves spicy food so much, I knew he was going to enjoy trying out the spicy salsas and ketchup on his food. He gave it two thumbs up, so I know that we will by keeping both items in our fridge.
I love a little bit of sweet with my spicy, so I used the Sriracha Ketchup to make a homemade honey barbecue sauce. Your first taste will give you that sweet honey taste, but then the heat from the sriracha zing will hit you. Your taste buds will be singing with flavor.
This is the perfect sauce to use on chicken, pulled pork, bbq chicken & avocado quesadillas, or meatballs.
We like to keep a big bag of frozen meatballs in our freezer. I love the convenience of just throwing them in the oven when we want a quick snack or dinner. These honey sriracha barbecue meatballs disappeared in a hurry the other night when we had them for dinner. I definitely see more of this barbecue sauce in our future!
To celebrate the release of these new sriracha products, Red Gold is inviting fans everywhere to show #HowISriracha. To participate in this contest, choose your favorite Red Gold Sriracha product and share a photo or video of you and the product from June 15 – July 27th.
*I was compensated for my time creating this recipe as a brand ambassador for Red Gold. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. Thank you for letting me share the brands and products we use and love.