Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blue Cheese Turkey Meatballs

I had some ground turkey on hand the other night and I wasn't really sure what to do with it.  I looked around and some websites and searched for recipes, but when you type in ground turkey there are so many options that pop up and they can be overwhelming.  I finally narrowed it down and listed some other ingredients to the search.  I came across a turkey meatball recipe on All Recipes and thought it sounded pretty good.  I decided that I would make those for our supper.

I have never made meatballs before so this was going to be a learning experience for me.  Meatballs are actually pretty easy to make.  I guess I always thought they would be pretty difficult but they really aren't and it doesn't take long to make them at all.  I really liked this recipe because it recommended baking them; so it was one of those that could be made and then left until it was finished.  Sometimes it's just nice to have meals that don't require a lot of attention during the cooking part, and this was one of them.

I wasn't really sure how they were going to come out so I was a little worried at first and I guess I just didn't know what to expect.  Then end result was awesome.  The flavors blended together perfectly.  I was worried they might be a little dry but they weren't, everything about them was perfect.  The meatballs themselves had tons of flavor so there really wasn't need for a sauce or anything to go with them.  I just put them on a bed of pasta that was tossed in olive oil and parsely and then I sprinkled everything with parmesan cheese.
Blue Cheese Turkey Meatballs 

Turkey Blue Cheese Meatballs


4 cloves garlic
1/2 onion, cut into chunks
2 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
1 pound ground turkey
3 tablespoons blue cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

Pulse garlic cloves in a food processor until minced. Add onion and jalapeno, and pulse until minced again. Scrape the onion mixture into a large bowl along with the turkey, blue cheese, bread crumbs, egg whites, and olive oil. Season with soy sauce, dried parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper, and chili powder. Mix well.

Roll the mixture into 2 inch balls, and place onto prepared baking sheet.

Turkey Meatballs

Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, and no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes.
Blue Cheese Turkey meatballs

Recipe Source: All Recipes

1 comment:

Joelen said...

I love anything involving blue cheese - yum!

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