I surveyed my fridge tonight and realized I needed to use up (1) lean ground turkey, (2) celery & carrots, and (3) yogurt dip. Justin also received a giant basket full of various hot sauces/buffalo sauces for his birthday last fall and I've been wanting to break out the Frank's Red Hot for quite some time now! Solution: buffalo turkey meatballs!
I found this Martha Stewart recipe and went on to healthify it (no butter)!
My Red-hot meatball ingredient arsenal:
-Approx 0.7 lb leftover lean ground Jennie-O turkey (about half a normal package)
-2 tbsp Frank's Red Hot
-1 large carrot, chopped
-1 celery stick, chopped
-1/4 cup parsley leaves
-1/4 cup breadcrumbs
-1 tbsp egg beaters
(I stuffed pita pockets with the balls and lettuce and topped with the last of my yogurt sauce. I baked my usual sweet potato fries on the side. So you may want these ingredients too!)
First I pulsed carrots, celery and parsley in the food processor (I didn't puree them so they remained a little chunky).
Then I combined the veggie/parsley mix with the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, and 1 tbsp of Frank's Red Hot.