Cheeseburger Meatballs

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs with Everything Sauce  

Do you miss cheeseburgers? If so, this is the recipe for you! These small meatballs pack a big protein-punch with the flavors of bacon, cheese, and even your favorite toppings!


Serving Size:  2 meatballs and 1 tsp. of Everything Sauce
Number of Servings: 8

Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


Ingredients (Meatballs):

  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 small zucchini, grated
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 c. textured vegetable protein (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/3 c. real bacon bits
  • ½ c. low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Ingredients (Everything Sauce):

  • ½ c. low-sugar ketchup
  • ¼ c. yellow mustard
  • ¼ c. low-fat mayo
  • 2 tbsp. no-sugar added relish


Directions:

- In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, egg, zucchini, onion, and textured vegetable protein.  Mix well.

- Add spices, bacon bits, and half the cheddar cheese.  Mix again.

- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out heaping spoonfuls and shape into balls with your hands (mixture may be very soft) and place on lined cookie sheet.

- Bake in oven for 30 minutes, or until done through.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.  Top with Everything Sauce or use it as a dipper.


Author: Nikki Massie, Bariatric Foodie
Brought to you by: Celebrate Vitamins