Buffalo Blue Cheese Meatballs
These Buffalo Blue Cheese Meatballs are seriously PACKED with flavor. This meal is perfect for a party or a fun meal for the weekend. If you are a fan of buffalo chicken wings you will fall in love these little meatballs.. All that awesome zesty flavor minus the messy clean up! Give them a try, you will be oh so happy you did!
You will need:
- 1.25 lbs ground turkey or chicken (thigh meat works best)
- 1/4 cup of onion
- 1/4 cup carrot
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1/2 cup blue cheese
- 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- salt and pepper
Finely chop the carrot and onion and sauté in olive oil with a dash of salt and pepper for about five minutes on medium heat. Add chopped garlic to the pan and continue to cook for about 2 minutes and remove from heat. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for at least an hour. Once removed from the fridge, hand roll the meatballs into 1 to 1 and a half inch sized balls. Place a large skillet over medium low heat, drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil into the pan. Cook meatballs for about 3 minutes on each side. You want to make sure the meatballs caramelize and are browned.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Lightly grease a large roasting pan. Transfer all your meatballs to the roasting pan. Once all meatballs are browned and in the roasting pan, place in the oven and bake for 7 minutes. Whip together the DIY ranch dressing and add in a few crumbles of blue cheese to serve along with your creation. Perfect!
- Line up on a tray and place a toothpick in each one. Offer carrot sticks and celery as well as your blue cheese ranch dipping sauce
- Serve inside a wrap with avocado lettuce and tomato
- Offer on top of a salad filled with crunchy romaine lettuce, avocado, tomato and carrot