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Turkey Taco Meatballs

I don’t think I’ve ever met a meatball I didn’t like.

I’ve made meatballs a dozen different times in a dozen different ways. Chicken and zucchini. meatball parmesan, buffalo chicken, cajun—meatballs are a go-to snack item for me.

I found this old Betty Crocker recipe the other day in my collection and tweaked it a bit. I’ve been trying to eat less red meat lately, so I subbed some ground turkey instead. Ground pork or chicken would probably work well, too.

These little nugs were so good! I dipped them in some guacamole (pre-made, boo me) and they made a good little quick, on-the-go snack. Twice I ate them without even heating them up before hand, they were that good!

To make the recipe even easier, you could skip the seasoning I put in (cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder) and just use a pre-packaged taco seasoning. The chopped green onion, jalapeno and cheese inside the meatballs really made them what they were. I’ve noticed that putting cheese into meatballs usually leads to it getting all melted out during the cooking process, but these held it in a lot better. Sure, there was some melty cheese oozing out, but there were still some on the inside, which is good.

These are good to eat solo, dipped in guacamole, or dipped in salsa/sour cream. Pick your poison!

Enjoy!

Turkey Taco Meatballs

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Zesty turkey meatballs with a taco twist: jalapeno, green onion, and Monterey Jack cheese stuffed inside.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 TBS. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 TBS. olive oil
  • Guacamole, sour cream, and salsa, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, lime juice, almond flour, cheese, chili powder, cumin, green onions, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Form into balls about 1″ in diameter.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs, a few at a time, and brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes. Place browned meatballs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes until cooked through. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for dipping.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, lime juice, almond flour, cheese, chili powder, cumin, green onions, jalapeno, salt and pepper.

Form into balls about 1″ in diameter.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs, a few at a time, and brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes.

Place browned meatballs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes until cooked through.

Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for dipping.

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