Gluten Free Sriracha Turkey Meatballs

I voyaged to my home town this morning to deliver some Sriracha Turkey Meatballs to my parents. My dad had rotator cuff surgery two days ago, so that completely explains why went I went over to my parents house this week he was raking the driveway with his good arm.
My boyfriend thinks that I’m like a hyper chipmunk, as I just can’t sit back and relax, even when I’m injured.
I’m starting to see who I get this from.
I’m also wondering why it is that my dad can rake the driveway with one arm, put the wooden gates on his truck with one arm, load the pine needles in the truck with one arm, and yet he can’t flush the toilet.
Later this week I’m finally having the surgery I need to repair my sciatica/ herniated disk problem and I can’t wait to finally start feeling better! Hopefully I can control my inner chipmunk after the surgery and not be like dad!

This year I will celebrate the fourth by recovering on the lake and on the couch with good friends. I’m hoping by Friday night when we have our dinner party I will be recovered enough to make my famous  sriracha turkey meatballs.

Gluten Free Sriracha Turkey Meatballs

1 bottle Trader Joe’s sriracha bbq sauce

1/2 cup water

1 package ground turkey

2 eggs

1/2 cup almond meal

2 slices bacon

1/4 red onion

1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon olive oil

Chop the red onion very fine. Cook the red onion for five minutes until caramelized. Add the garlic for one minute. Remove from heat and let rest five minutes.

While you are waiting cook the bacon and crumble.

Mix together the turkey, almond meal, eggs, bacon and onion mixture. Mix in the parsley and shape into balls. Poor 1 tablespoon of bacon fat into the pan from the onions and brown the meatballs on all sides, covered, for about ten minutes.

On a stove top heat the bbq sauce and the water.

Place the meatballs and the sauce in a crock pot on low. Cook for 30 minutes to an hour. Add extra sauce if the sauce gets low or if you like lots of sauce.

These are a fantastic Fourth of July appetizer just served on a toothpick, or they are delicious on a toasted potato bun with a slight smear of cream cheese under melted Munster cheese.


  1. gretchen

    hyper squirrel….lol….that totally does explain you! But I get it….I’m currently wincing in pain from hobbling on my broken foot cause I had had it with my “knee scooter”, but now i am regretting my decision. Anyways those meatballs sound really good!

  2. Farrah

    I hope you (and your dad!) heal up soon!

    Those sriracha turkey meatballs look amazing! <3 I'm definitely gonna have to try out this recipe!

  3. Marla

    Hi Amber,
    Hope your surgery goes really well. Sounds like you will have a really nice weekend on the lake and it sounds so relaxing. The meatballs should really taste good and they sound so healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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  4. CC

    Hope the surgery went well and that you were able to make those delicious sounding meatballs for your 4th celebration 🙂

  5. Kelly

    Your Dad sounds like mine…and yep, if you grow up with that you tend to end up like that! I consider it a blessing as I’m more inclined to get things done instead of just talking about them. It’s that darn moderation that’s hard to come by! And as for your meatballs…oh my god the idea of putting them “on a toasted potato bun with a slight smear of cream cheese under melted Munster cheese”…makes my mouth water! Gotta try that!

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