Sunday, August 25, 2013

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs with Feta








































This recipe was given to me by my son's girlfriend, Lauren, and it was a hit at all the summer BBQs. Her original recipe was for chicken, but I make mine with 99% fat free turkey.  The one inch meatballs are stuffed with a piece of feta cheese which gives them an added surprise.  I used a melon-baller to scoop the meat into the perfect size.  The sauce has a zing, but is not too spicy. For a graduation party this weekend I made 150 of these delicious meatballs using four pounds of turkey. Buffalo turkey meatballs are a real crowd pleaser.  Thanks Lauren.  





























Buffalo Turkey Meatballs with Feta


1 lb. ground turkey, 99% fat free

1/4 cup of Panko bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated parmesan

1 egg white

3 cloves of garlic finely minced

1/4 cup of finely minced red onion

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon basil

1 tablespoon of chopped parsley

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 oz block of feta cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes

1 cup Frank's Hot Wing Sauce

4 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix first 12 ingredients together in a bowl.  Do not over mix.  With a mellon-baller, scoop a one inch ball of meat mixture and press a hole with your finger into meat and add a cube of feta.  Roll into a ball covering feta cube.  

Spray a baking sheet with Pam and space meatballs evenly on sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, in a saucepan melt butter and stir in hot sauce.  When meatballs are finished add them to sauce to keep warm.  Serve with toothpicks and watch them disappear.


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8 comments:

  1. Hi there! I'm drawn to any recipe that says "buffalo" and add "feta" - well, that just puts me over the edge! LOL! I pinned - these look delicious! Julia

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  2. Yummy I wish I had those meatballs right now, they look so delish, they would be great for a party, or even now.,,,,yummmm>>Phyllis

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  3. Sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. These meatballs look so good! What a great little appetizer, they sound like they have wonderful flavor!

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  5. Yes, you could even make them and freeze them. Then just pull them out of the freezer when guests coming and heat them.

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  6. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea with us!

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