Buffalo Turkey Slow Cooker Meatballs

I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been looking for more recipes with ground meats because they reheat so well in the microwave.  It seems that I’ve always got at least one in rotation each week – chili, meatloaf, shepherds pie, etc always make great lunches because they’re hearty and they reheat nicely without losing too much flavor or texture in the process.

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been continuing that research by diving into the diverse world of Paleo meatballs.  If you look at my Favorite Recipes page, you’ll find several versions that have received enough high marks to be listed:

And now I’ve got a couple more to add to the list.  This week I made these Spicy Chipotle Meatballs  with canned chipotle peppers which gave them a real kick, with a nice flavor profile.  And last week, in honor of the Super Bowl, I created my own recipe for Buffalo Turkey Meatballs, best served with our favorite Paleo Ranch Dressing.  They were a huge hit and if you like buffalo wings, you’ll love this portable spin on them!

Buffalo Turkey Slow Cooker Meatballs

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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All of your favorite buffalo chicken flavor in a portable, easily reheatable format.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb turkey (or chicken) sausage
  • 2 lb ground turkey (or chicken) (higher fat is ok)
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Penzeys northwoods seasoning (or add your own poultry-friendly spice mix)
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or ghee
  • 1 1/2 cup orignal frank’s RedHot sauce


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 deg.
  2. Combine sausage and ground poultry, 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, spices, onion, almond flour and egg together and mix well (clean hands work best for this)
  3. Form meatballs about 1 1/2 in diameter. place on parchment paper lined baking sheet
  4. Bake for 5 mins or until starting to hold shape, flip meatballs over 1/2 turn and another 5 mins until firm
  5. Place meatballs in your slow cooker.
  6. Combine butter or ghee with hot sauce, and remaining tsp of garlic powder.
    Pour over meatballs and cook on low for 2 hours.

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