Buffalo Meatballs

Wow. Has it really been that long? Since my last post, we celebrated a new years, a birthday, and a month of working far over 200 hours.  To say the least, it’s been busy.  And yet, despite early mornings, late nights, and not enough sleep, I have no complaints.  January kicked ass.

starting out 2013 on the right foot.

First, January is my birthday month.  I never say no to a reason for a themed-party so this year my birthday party was Prom.  Complete with a cheesy background and spiked punch, we slow danced, played beer pong, and slammed shots. One of the greatest parts was my actual prom date from my junior prom came–so I was wearing the same dress, the same jewelry, same shoes, same tiara, and the same date. We had to reenactment our prom photo.  That and a bunch of friends that were willing to dress up with me in prom dresses, suits, and tuxes and just let loose, get drunk, and play some beer pong until 4 in the morning.  It was the perfect birthday celebration.

the husband and my prom photo.

And well, with working and planning a prom, not much time was left for cooking.  So we survived on salads, pasta, and cereal.  No new recipes.  No grocery shopping–seriously–we didn’t go grocery shopping for a month!  But now it’s February.  And while work hasn’t slowed down, my party planning has so I finally have some time to try out some new recipes.  And I have missed it!

Since this weekend was the Superbowl, I decided to make a healthier version of buffalo wings–buffalo meatballs made with ground turkey.  It was delicious, easy to make, and no where near as messy as wings.  Hopefully you all will enjoy it as much as we did!

 Buffalo Meatballs


For the meatballs:

  • 1lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbl chopped celery
  • 3 Tbl crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


For the sauce:

  • 1/2 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot


Spray baking sheets with non-stick spray.  Preheat oven at 350 degrees.  Toss all the ingredients for the meatballs together into a medium-sized bowl.  Mix well with your hands.  Warning: this will be sticky.  Make each meatball into about 1 inch balls.
Cook for 10 minutes.  While in the oven, combine Frank’s Red Hot and butter into a saucepan over low heat.  Stir while the butter melts.   Remove balls from oven and dunk into sauce mixture.  Handle balls carefully as they will be fragile (that’s what he said!).  Place back into the oven for an additional 12 minutes.
buffalo meatballs
Serve with bleu cheese dressing and celery.  Enjoy!
Source: Pin Foody

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