popperballs7small-700x504A low carb meatball recipe inspired by bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

Yield :

      • Makes 20 large meatballs .

Ingredients :

      • 2 large jalapeno peppers
      • 20 slices bacon
      • 20 toothpicks
      • For the Meatball Mix
      • 2 lb ground turkey
      • 2 eggs
      • ½ cup almond flour
      • 1 tsp salt
      • 1 tsp black pepper
      • 1 tsp garlic powder
      • 1 tsp ground cumin
      • For the Filling
      • 4 oz cream cheese
      • ½ cup sharp cheddar, shredded
      • 1 Tbsp prepared salsa

Preparation :

  • Roast the jalapenos under the broiler until charred – about 3 minutes. Cool, then peel, seed and chop them. Set aside (you’ll need about 3 tablespoons for this recipe.)
    To make the meatball mix
  • Combine all of the meatball mix + 1 Tbsp roasted jalapenos in a medium bowl – set aside.
    To make the filling mix
  • Combine the cream cheese, cheddar, salsa, and 2 Tbsp roasted jalapenos in a small bowl – set aside.
    To make the meatballs
  • Form a small patty (about 2.5 inches across) in your left hand. Press about 1 tsp of filling into the center of the patty. Mold the meat evenly around the filling and form into a ball. Make 20 of these.
  • To wrap the meatballs
  • Cut the bacon strips in half. Place one half on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place a meatball in the center of the strip. Fold the bacon up the sides of the meatball and pierce with a toothpick to hold in place. Lay a second half strip of bacon across the top of the meatball and tuck underneath. (refer to photo)
  • Bake the meatballs at 375 degrees (F) for about 20 minutes. Then broil them (VERY CAREFULLY) for an additional 3 – 5 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. Turn off the oven and leave the meatballs inside for another 5 minutes. Remove and cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Info :

      • per meatball: 163 calories, 13g fat, .8g net carbs, 11g protein
      • per serving (3): 489 calories, 39g fat, 2.4g net carbs, 33g protein
      • Serving size: 3 meatballs

Original recipe & image from : http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2013/06/jalapeno-popper-meatballs-low-carb-gluten-free.html


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