2011, Recipe 68: Tantalizing Blue Cheese Turkey Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll the mixture into 2 inch balls, and place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, and no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes. 
Results: YUMMY!! I loved the blue cheese and would've liked even more blue cheese.  I also made a batch in a pan I could put on the stove.  I was surprised the meatballs needed ZERO salt!  Very cool.  After the meatballs cooked, I removed them from the pan.  I melted two tbsps. of butter then whisked in two tablespoons of flour.  Cook for about two minutes, whisking.  Add about one tablespoon of cream and 1 1/2 cups of beef broth.  Let thicken and... YOU'VE GOT DELICIOUS GRAVY!  Put atop mashed potatoes or spaghetti like I did.


K. Rock said...

These look great! I dont know how Hubs feels about blue cheese though. I happen to love the stuff. Are we clear to buy ground turkey again?

ShaBoogiesince1982 said...

Oh that sounds yum. Blue cheese is definitely so I see why there wasn't a need to add extra. Did I mention I love blue cheese?!

Jameil said...

k... i thought you were required to understand a man's bleu affiliation before marriage. georgia's getting slack! you're clear to buy ground turkey.

sha... it was delish!