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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  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

  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

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

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

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

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