Mr. Prevention and I were both home from work by 4:45 yesterday afternoon…that’s nearly unheard of. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain so outdoor exercise and dog walking were not in the picture and we settled on indoor workouts. Mr. Prevention hopped on the treadmill while I prepared dinner and then I hopped on while supper cooked. Teamwork! Kinda.
I saw this recipe on Katie’s blog and it looks SO good! When I told Mr. P what I was making he did a double-take. I’m not a meatball lover, nor is he. My suspicion of his distaste for my dinner selection was confirmed when he requested ONE meatball on his plate. Now is a good time to mention Mr. P eats one of nothing…it’s more like double digits of all things edible. The man can eat.
Needless to say, one meatball turned into 4 or 5. “These are good,” he said. With an added, “This is something I would’ve never touched 10 years ago, but I like it now.”
You’d think I fed the man slop with his apprehension at times. Victory for the home team.
Gluten-Free Cheesy Meatloaf Balls slightly adapted from Healthy Heddleston
Ingredients for balls:
1 lb ground turkey
1 cup crushed gluten free crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 cup ketchup
1 cup 2% shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 tsp dried onion
dash of pepper
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine all of the ingredients for balls. Roll mixtures into mini meatloaf balls (about 15).
Combine all ingredients for the glaze. Gentle apply glaze to each meatloaf ball with a pasty brush. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Yield: 15 meatloaf balls with glaze (about 5 servings; 3 meatloaf balls each).
Nutrition Information (per serving, 3 balls): 325 calories; 9 g. fat; 121 mg. cholesterol; 1010 mg. sodium; 29.4 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 33.8 g. protein
Result: Delicious! The cheese and sweet BBQ glaze was a unique combination. The ingredients were easy to combine and quick to throw together. A great, tasty meal even us meatball non-lovers loved! I served the meatloaf balls with a homemade Caesar salad and garlic-roasted tri-colored potatoes 🙂
Question: What’s something you wouldn’t touch as a kid or earlier in life and have come to enjoy?
My most recent discovery was anchovy paste. I would’ve never touched that stuff with a 10-foot pole before making my own Caesar dressing!!!