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Low carb turkey meatball recipe: Cheesy meatballs

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Today, I'm going to introduce you to a world where meatballs are not just delicious but also incredibly healthy. Let’s dive into the universe of a low carb turkey meatball recipe. Trust me; after trying this recipe, you'll never look back.

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Indulge in a culinary adventure where tradition meets innovation, transporting your taste buds to a realm where every bite is a savory embrace. Presenting our low carb turkey meatballs, a harmonious blend of rich flavors and nutritious ingredients. Imagine a luscious sphere of perfectly seasoned turkey, enveloping a molten core of colby jack cheese, all held together by the nutty undertones of almond flour and elevated with a touch of smoky barbecue goodness. This isn't just a meal—it's an experience waiting to unravel with every forkful. Dive in, and let the symphony of flavors serenade your senses. (you'll also love our stroganoff meatballs)

Not only is this Keto meatball recipe stuffed with cheese but they are so flavorful with the sugar free BBQ sauce. This is a real crowd pleaser recipe.

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Low carb turkey meatball recipe: Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup sugar free barbecue sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) block colby jack cheese, cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Using your hands, mix together beef, eggs, almond flour, barbecue, salt and pepper.

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Using a large cookie or ice cream scoop, divide meat mixture into balls.

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Press a cheese cube into the middle of each ball and close the meat around the cheese. Repeat the process until all meatball meatballs with cheese are prepared. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. May be frozen in an airtight container up to one month.

When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees.

A close up uncooked low carb turkey meatball.

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cover with a wire rack. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Evenly place keto barbecue meatballs on wire rack.

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Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until Keto meatballs are completely cooked through.

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If desired, baste low carb meatballs with additional barbecue sauce and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Tips for Perfect Low Carb Turkey Meatballs

  • Parmesan Cheese: For an extra layer of flavor, sprinkle some parmesan over your meatballs before baking.
  • Almond Flour vs. Coconut Flour: While I've used almond flour in the recipe, you can also opt for coconut flour if you prefer.
  • Olive Oil Touch: Drizzle a little olive oil over the meatballs before baking to give them a golden brown appearance.
  • Zucchini Noodles: Pair your keto meatballs with zucchini noodles tossed in some garlic powder and marinara sauce. Delicious and low carb!
  • Airtight Container: If meal prepping, always store your meatballs in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
  • Check with a Meat Thermometer: Ensure your meatballs have reached the safe internal temperature for poultry, which is 165°F (74°C).
A plate of low carb turkey meatballs

FAQs

  1. Can I substitute ground beef for ground turkey?Absolutely! Ground beef, pork, or even a combination can be used. Just remember, the flavor profile might change a bit depending on the meat you choose.
  2. What if I don’t have almond flour?Coconut flour or ground pork rinds are excellent substitutes. If using coconut flour, use half the amount as it's more absorbent.
  3. Is parchment paper a good alternative to aluminum foil?Certainly! Parchment paper is a great option, especially if you're wary of your food coming into direct contact with aluminum.
  4. Can I use flax egg instead of regular eggs?Yes, if you're vegan or allergic to eggs, a flax egg is a brilliant substitute. Combine one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with two and a half tablespoons of water, let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken, and use it as you would a regular egg.
  5. What's the best way to serve these keto meatballs?They're perfect with zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or even as a side to a refreshing side salad.

Key Takeaways: low carb turkey meatball recipe

  • Healthy & Tasty: This low carb turkey meatball recipe is not only keto-friendly but also incredibly scrumptious.
  • Versatile: You can pair these meatballs with a variety of sides like zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice.
  • Meal Prep Friendly: Prepare in advance and store in an airtight container. They're a great addition to your meal prep arsenal.
  • Customizable: Feel free to add ingredients like garlic powder, onion powder, or Italian seasoning to suit your taste buds.

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Low carb turkey meatball recipe Conclusion

Thank you for joining me on this culinary journey. I genuinely hope you enjoy these delicious meatballs as much as I do. They're not only a healthier take on traditional meatballs but are also packed with flavor and sure to be a hit with the whole family. Give them a try next time you're in the mood for something hearty, and don't forget to pair them with your favorite sauce or side! Remember, cooking is all about experimentation and love, so don't be afraid to make this recipe your own. Happy cooking!

Yield: 24 meatballs

Keto Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

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Deliicioius Meatball appetizer recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup sugar free barbecue sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) block colby jack cheese, cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. Using your hands, mix together beef, eggs, almond flour, barbecue, salt and pepper.
    2. Using a large cookie or ice cream scoop, divide meat mixture into balls. Press a cheese cube into the middle of each ball and close the meat around the cheese.
    3. Repeat the process until all meatballs are prepared. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. May be frozen in an airtight container up to one month.
    4. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    5. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cover with a wire rack. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Evenly place meatballs on wire rack.
    6. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until meatballs are completely cooked through.
    7. If desired, baste meatballs with additional barbecue sauce and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

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