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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85.0
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.0 mg
  • Sodium: 68.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 8.1 g

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Gluten Free Turkey Meatballs!

Submitted by: FAIRYOFTHEPAINT

Introduction

Want some meatballs but don't have gluten free bread crumbs? Here's a good, thrifty alternative! Leftover crushed tortilla chips! Want some meatballs but don't have gluten free bread crumbs? Here's a good, thrifty alternative! Leftover crushed tortilla chips!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 pound ground turkey
    2 tbsp light mayo(helps keep them moist!)
    1.5-ish oz GROUND tortilla chips(finely crush/blend them, big pieces come out mushy!)
    1 egg
    1 clove minced garlic
    Dash of italian seasonings
    Dash of chili flakes(optional! if you like a bit of heat)

Tips

They freeze very well!


Directions

I like to save the leftover crushed bits at the bottom of tortilla chip bags and grind them up into a bread-crumby consistency. You'll need about an oz(3/4 cup-ish) of the ground chips.

In a large mixing bowl, throw in the meat. Add the mayo, ground tortilla chips, and the egg. Using your hands is easiest, but a good spoon will work, just make sure to mix everything very thoroughly. It the mixture is too liquidy, add a little more tortilla chip until its a nice solid(not too solid so it gets crumbly) texture. Add in your spices and mix again.

Mold them into balls. I like mine to be about the size of a golf ball.

You can either pan fry(I recommend olive oil for flavor, but that's not configured into the calorie count!) or bake them in the oven at 350. Its usually about 20 to 30 minutes, just keep an eye on them. I like to cut one open to see when they're done.

Serve over rice pasta, in a pizza frittata, or my personal favorite, with eggs purgatory for breakfast!

Serving Size: 12 golf-ball-sized meatballs






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