We Are On To Thanksgiving At Publix

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KARRI ODEN – Publix Chef

ELIZABETH HOLLADAY – Publix Turkey Lady & Holiday Meal Planner

Today’s ‘Aprons Simple Meal’: Barbecue Meatballs Over Mash Potatoes

In this in-store interview series, we speak with top Publix Cullman Chef, Karri Oden. She walks us through everything you need to know about today’s Aprons Simple Meal: Barbecue Meatballs Over Mash Potatoes.

We also chat with the Publix Turkey Lady – Elizabeth Holladay. As one of the store’s top Event Planners, she is busy informing customers about the wide range option options available from Publix for their upcoming Thanksgiving meals:


1 can reduced-sodium beef broth
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
12 oz refrigerated mashed potatoes
1/4 tsp yellow mustard
10 oz frozen beef meatballs (1/2 bag)
1 sweet onion
2 trays meatballs and potatoes
1 clamshell cups/lids
1 bag lemon and onion
5 cups paste, cornstarch, vinegar, sauce, mustard
5 lids paste, cornstarch, vinegar, sauce, mustard
2 lemons

1. Dice onion (1/2 cup). Squeeze lemons for juice (1/4 cup). Place in large sauté pan: onions, 1/2 cup broth, tomato paste, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper; stir until combined. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
2. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in meatballs. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Microwave potatoes 2 minutes; stir, then microwave 1–2 more minutes or until 160°F.
3. Whisk 1/8 cup broth and cornstarch until combined. Pour into pan; cook 5–6 more minutes, stirring occasionally, or until sauce is thick and meatballs are 165°F. Serve over mashed potatoes.


These days, it can feel next to impossible to prepare a meal at home. But thanks to Publix Aprons, you can provide what your family needs to enjoy dinner tonight, in the kitchen and at the table.

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And these are complete meals. Each recipe includes a color photo of the finished meal, a shopping list, step-by-step instructions, plus advice that includes recipe shortcuts or suggestions for desserts or other sides.

We’re cooking up something at your local Publix Aprons Simple Meals center every week. At select times, our meal expert will be preparing and sharing samples of this week’s featured meal. Get your free recipe card, plus all the ingredients and tools you need in one easy stop.

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We Are On To Thanksgiving At Publix

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