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!
- 1 lb ground lean turkey meat
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 2 tbs hot sauce (I use Frank's Original Red Hot Sauce)
- 1 tbs spicy brown mustard
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- About 1 cup flaxseed meal
- 1-2 eggs
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
- 2. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl to make the meatball mixture.
- 3. Roll into 1.5-2 in diameter balls.
- 4. Coat in egg and then flaxseed meal.
- 5. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place meatballs on baking sheet.
- 6. Bake for 20 minutes.