Buffalo Style Turkey Meatballs {Gluten & Grain Free}


This recipe is a winner in our house.  I’ve made these turkey meatballs several times before and I always felt that they were just okay.  Todd loves them, so I continue to make them, but I was never CRAZY about them. Until now…


This time when we made these meatballs, we modified the recipe slightly.  In the past, I made the meatballs using onion powder as one of the seasonings.  However, this time when I made them, I used an actually onion that I had in the house, chopped it up in my food processor (why did it take me this long to figure out what a MAJOR time savor a food processor is to chop veggies??), and added it to the mix.  The result was amazing.  Now I can honestly say they’ve made it to my list of top 5 favorite dinners. Slow carb/healthy or not.  


Whenever I come across recipes or favorite foods that require breadcrumbs, I now typically substitute the breadcrumbs for flaxseed meal.  Not only is it grain and gluten free, but flaxseeds have many health benefits such as omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and fiber.  Plus coating the meatballs in the flax gives the meatballs a nice crispy texture.  


The best part about making meatballs over burgers is that you can serve meatballs as either an appetizer or for dinner.  They are perfect for a Sunday Funday get together while watching football or just a random Tuesday night.  I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!


We love dipping our meatballs in my Zesty Slow Carb Dipping Sauce.  Bon appetite!


Buffalo Style Turkey Meatballs {Gluten & Grain Free}
Yields 18
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
For Meatball Mixture
  1. 1 lb ground lean turkey meat
  2. 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  3. 2 tbs hot sauce (I use Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce)
  4. 1 tbs spicy brown mustard
  5. 1 tsp cumin
  6. 1 tsp chili powder
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 1/8 tsp pepper
For Breading
  1. About 1 cup flaxseed meal
  2. 1-2 eggs
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl to make the meatball mixture.
  3. 3. Roll into 1.5-2 in diameter balls.
  4. 4. Coat in egg and then flaxseed meal.
  5. 5. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place meatballs on baking sheet.
  6. 6. Bake for 20 minutes.
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Erickj - July 28, 2016 Reply

Made these tonight. 10 out of 10. !!! Great Atkins recipe . Thanks

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