Buffalo Turkey Meatballs plated
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Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Living in the Buffalo region, we love our chicken wings! We are the home of Frank & Teressa‚Äôs Anchor Bar Original Chicken Wings which is the inspiration for my Buffalo Turkey Meatballs. It is a fabulous twist on traditional Meatballs using Anchor Bar Wing Sauce! Chicken Wings are served with carrots and celery which is added to the meatballs for more flavor and moisture! Add a side of blue cheese dressing for dipping and it is hard to stop eating them! 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
Servings: 9 meatballs
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Bernice

Ingredients

Step 1:

  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 3/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Large Egg

Step 2:

  • 1 Large Carrot shredded
  • 1 Large Celery Stalk finely diced

Step 3:

  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 tsp Basil dried
  • 1 clove Garlic grated
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt

Step 4:

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth low-sodium
  • 1/2 cup Original Anchor Bar Wing Sauce your favorite heat
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Scallions finely chopped, optional

Blue Cheese Dip:

  • 1/2 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese 2 ounces
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream

Serve with:

  • Carrots and Celery

Instructions

Step 1:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons sour cream and egg until smooth in a large bowl and then add the Panko; let sit 5 minutes.

Step 2:

  • Add shredded carrot and diced celery into the bowl with the Panko mixture.

Step 3:

  • Add the ground turkey, basil, garlic, pepper, salt and mix with your hands until combined. 
  • Dampen your hands and shape the mixture into desired size. You can make mini meatballs for an appetizer or regular size. 

Step 4:

  • Add olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. 
  • Add prepared turkey meatballs in small batches to brown. 
  • While the meatballs are browning mix together the Chicken Broth, Buffalo Wing Sauce and Ketchup.
  • Once the meatballs are brown pour the Wing Sauce mixture over them. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low.
  • Cover, simmer until tender and cooked through. At the end add the scallions. 

Blue Cheese Dip:

  • Mix the blue cheese and sour cream in a small bowl. Transfer the meatballs to a bowl and serve with the vegetable sticks and blue cheese dip.

Notes

Calories include the Blue Cheese Dip but not additional vegetables served with the dip. Calories will change depending upon how many meatballs made from this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 9meatballs | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 946mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 0.9mg