Monday, January 28, 2013

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Meatballs

Skinny Jalapeño Turkey Popper Meatballs are perfect for your Super Bowl party!  Serve these guilt free jalapeno poppers with salsa or on a skewer, your guest are going to beg you for the recipe.  Loaded with the same amazingly decadent flavors you find in your favorite jalapeno poppers, but with less fat and calories, and ALL OF THE FLAVOR!

Trust me Chad does not appreciate anything that tastes diet and he really enjoyed these.  The jalapeno flavor really comes through in this incredibly moist meatball, made with 2 kinds of cheese; cream cheese and shredded cheese.  It is a cheesy jalapeño flavor explosion!  Oh, did I mention the bacon?  Cheese, bacon and less fat and calories???  Sign me up!

You are going to go crazy for these!!  So, who are you rooting for?

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Bacon Jalapeño Popper Meatballs
makes approximately 50 poppers
1 lb lean ground turkey (93% lean)
1/4 cup 1/3 less fat Philly Cream Cheese
2 eggs whites
3 slices turkey bacon, cooked and minced
3 jalapeños, minced
½ cup Panko bread crumbs
4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
½ cup 2% Mexican Cheese Blend
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well, do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs.    Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, scoop out meat and place on baking sheet.  After all meatballs have been scooped onto tray, roll into balls.  TIP:  If you lightly wet your hands the meatballs will form better and crack less.  Bake for 20-22 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.

Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Hey Y'all... love the meatball recipes! Just wondering - on the green chile meatballs, what does the bisquick offer to the recipe? Would there be a noticeable change if you used say breadcrumbs? I don't normally have bisquick but will get it if it adds some sort of flavor or texture that breadcrumbs would not. Can't wait to have a meatball party!!

    1. The bisquick does make them light and fluffy. You can use a homemade substitution such as this recipe here

  2. I made these in a non diet version because i'm all about budget and I already had regular bacon and ground beef. They were good, but saying they make 50 meatballs was a complete over estimate. I made a few undersized ones but most were made with a TEAspoon (instead of tablespoon) and I could only make 27.

    1. Thanks for your feedback. I used a 1 tablespoon level scoop for measuring these out. Sorry if your came out different. I will update the quantity if necessary the next time I make them.


  3. Fantastic! I really never would have thought of putting all these flavors in meatball form.

  4. Can I just leave out the panko breadcrumbs? I'm sure it will change the texture somewhat...


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