Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

What? A recipe!? 
Yes, finally a new recipe for you guys and to be honest I can't wait until lunch so that I can have leftovers. I had planned on making tacos last night, but I was feeling a little taco-ed out so I came up with these meatballs on a whim. It only took about 20 minutes to make them and it made plenty for both dinner and lunch for both me and B. 


Ingredients 
- 1 package lean ground turkey 
- 2 pieces Ezekiel bread crumbs, placed in food processor 
- 2 T olive oil 
- 1 whole egg 
- 1 tsp garlic powder 
- 1 cup Franks Buffalo Sauce 


Directions
1. Place breadcrumbs, egg, garlic powder, and turkey in a large bowl and mix together with hands. 
2. Place olive oil in a large skillet and begin to warm 
3. Begin forming small meatballs with meat mixture and place them in skillet 
4. Cook meatballs for 10-12 minutes flipping halfway through 
5. When meatballs are mostly cooked, pour in buffalo sauce and cook another 2-3 minutes. 


As always, let me know if you give it a shot! 

21 comments:

  1. I don't see the macros; but the ingredients look pretty awesome (as always)--would you say these would be ok to eat as part of meals every day for a week? I am cooking my turkey tonight (was going to make burger patties to take the rest of the week) and these sound amazing!

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    1. Yes, I don't see why not! The sauce is a bit high in sodium, just something to be aware of :)

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    2. I did enter it in MFP (with the link to this page...hope that is ok). I doubled the recipe(except for the sauce) and made 26 meatballs. Each meatballs has 76 cals, 2 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein,

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  2. Brittany - great recipe but doesn't Franks have tons of sodium.......or is that okay?

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    1. It is high in sodium but just be aware of that the rest of the day… unless you are super lean or following a really strict diet you'll be fine.

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    2. I too was leery about the sodium in the Franks sauce, so instead I used Brittany's Buffalo Chicken recipe for the sauce. I just tripled the recipe and added it to these Turkey Meatballs. Just made them tonight and they are INSANELY good!!!! SO excited to have a new protein recipe that I love. Will def be making at least a double batch next time. Thank you girl, you ROCK!!! :)

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  3. I remember when my mom used to make me Ezekiel bread sandwiches when I was in 4th grade... With TUNA FISH nonetheless, LOL!! Needless to say, I was NOT very popular at lunch ;) Why this story is relevant, eh, not really but your recipe calls for Ezekiel, so it spurred my memory! LOL!

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  4. Made these last night and we loved them. I had to adjust the recipe slightly because I didn't have eggs or Ezekial bread so I used liquid egg whites and Panko bread crumbs…delicious! Thanks for sharing! -Kirsten

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  5. My husband really liked these. I think I will add less sauce next time. Thank you for the quick and easy recipe.

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  6. I made these over the weekend and they were AWESOME! Thank you for the new recipe staple :)

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  8. These look great, could you add oatmeal instead of the bread crumbs. i need to eat gluten free...

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  9. Just made these and YUM! Great recipe for the whole family - we added buffalo sauce to half and put on greens with brown rice, then used marinara for the other half and put on wheat rolls for the kids.

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  10. my boyfriend and i absolutely love these, thanks for the recipe :)

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  11. Making these again and just realized... did you use a 20 oz pkg of turkey, or 16 oz?

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    1. Umm not sure, I'm guessing 16.. shouldn't really matter though. You may just need a little more sauce if you use more meat.

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  12. Do you have a breakdown of the Macros for these? They look AMAZING!

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  13. The recipe looks amazing. I cannot eat Ezekiel bread and will use a substitute breadcrumb....how much do the two pieces measure out to be so I know how many "crumbs" to add?

    Thanks!

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