One of our favorite food instagram accounts comes from the talented hands of Sammy Moniz, who dates the CrossFit Games Men’s Champion, Mat Fraser. Her account is called “Feeding the Frasers” and is a surprising compilation of healthy and less-healthy food.
It is surprising because many people may presume Mat only eats the healthiest of healthy foods. Turns out, at that level, working out that much, he may actually benefit from simply replenishing the amount of calories he is burning daily. Perhaps the guy who is the best in the world at a sport everyone claims is all about imbalance, is actually teaching us a lesson in reducing stress and having MORE balance in your life.
Anyway, these turkey meatballs are one of the healthier recipes on Feeding the Frasers, and are a breeze to pull together. With it firmly in holiday season, they even double as a great appetizer at your next holiday party!
**Worth noting: Sammy says she wasn’t entirely happy with the recipe. In her original, she did not include the mustard, and made fewer meatballs. We added the Dijon for flavor and moisture, and made more meatballs so they would cook quicker, thereby retaining more flavor.**
Feeding the Frasers – Turkey Meatballs Ingredients:
- 1.5 pounds ground turkey
- 1/4 cup cauliflower rice (buy this pre-made at any grocery store)
- 1/4 cup onion, finely minced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, finely minced
- 1 whole egg, beaten
- 1 clove of garlic, smashed and minced
- 1 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1 T Dijon mustard
- 1 T ground sage
- 2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
Feeding the Frasers – Turkey Meatballs steps:
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. While the oven is preheating, mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Make golf-ball sized meatballs, and set on a foil lined baking sheet. Be sure to leave a little bit of space between each ball, so they brown and do not steam.
- Cook the meatballs for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until they are firm but not hard to the touch.
- Move the tray to the top rack, and turn on the broiler to high. Broil until the top of the meatballs turn a nice, golden brown and then remove from the oven.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Mustard or a fruit-flavored barbecue sauce are both great, and Buffalo wouldn’t be bad, either!