Tangy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs

Tangy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs

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Kyle and I have this habit of watching weird TV shows before bed.

Weird like zombies and vampires – stuff you probably don’t want to be dreaming about. The Walking Dead has been the reigning choice the last few weeks, because it’s our current Netflix obsession.

I should say that we don’t have this habit – I will take the blame for influencing our Criminal Minds benders before crawling into bed to get a good night of sleep. If Kyle had the choice, it’d be New Girl or How I Met Your Mother on repeat. But for some reason, I can’t enough of those dark and dreary shows like The Vampire Diaries (ok, maybe not so dark and dreary) and Dexter.

And TWD really has been showing up in my dreams lately. Like, zombies galore. I’m pretty sure I could be prepared for the zombie apocalypse now after how many times I’ve battled them in my sleep.

Not that I’m going to be stockpiling canned goods in preparation or anything. We are going to the shooting range next weekend, though. That’s only because we haven’t shot the guns yet the Kyle gifted himself for Christmas. Do you think they have targets that look like zombies?

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The saddest part about any not-likely-to-happen-apocalypse would be the whole lack of electricity thing. If I were preparing for an apocalypse, I would invest in solar panels. Because it’d be really really hard to food prep without my crock pot. And, they’re good for the environment. 🙂

Sidenote: Do you spell crock pot in one word or two? I guess technically its crock-pot since that is the actual brand name. But who calls it a slow cooker? I never do!

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These tangy crockpot turkey meatballs are the perfect appetizer to bring to parties. I made them several times during football season this year…and somehow failed to get them posted when it actually was football season. #fail The tangy sauce was one we came up with several years ago, and I resurrected the hidden ingredients from a post long ago. We learned one very important thing in this recipe – the garlic salt CANNOT be substituted for with garlic powder. You really need the salt in this one!

These are also a great option for prepping lunches or dinner! Pair them with some spinach, jasmine rice, or pureed cauliflower and you’re golden!

I based the meatball recipe off my turkey spinach meatballs, minus the spinach. You could use frozen meatballs if you wanted – but mine are pretty bomb, so you should give ’em a shot!

Make it Paleo: Skip the breadcrumb for almond meal and make your own Worchestershire sauce.

Tangy Crockpot Turkey Meatballs

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 32 meatballs

Total recipe cost: $6.73 Cost per serving (4 meatball serving): $0.84

Ingredients

  • For meatballs
  • 1.5 pounds ground turkey (93/7) – $4.55
  • 1 egg – $0.17
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs – $0.25 (or coconut flour for Paleo)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or 1/2 teaspoon chili powder – $0.02
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt – $0.15
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder – $0.15
  • For sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce – $0.33
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar – $0.06
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (I used salt free organic) – $0.57
  • 2.5 tablespoons agave syrup or honey – $0.68
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder – $0.15
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt – $0.15
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder $0.05

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix first 6 ingredients together in a bowl. Spray a baking sheet or pan, and roll meat into 1 inch sized balls. Should make about 30-34 meatballs.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to a crock pot, and stir together completely. Add meatballs, and stir to completely cover.
  5. Cook on low for 2 hours.

Courses Appetizers & Dips, Crock pot

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 meatball

Amount Per Serving

Calories 58

% Daily Value

Total Fat 3 g

5%

Saturated Fat 1 g

5%

Cholesterol 21 mg

7%

Sodium 133 mg

6%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g

1%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 4 g

8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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What’s your favorite TV show? Could you survive without electricity?

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