Blue Cheese-Stuffed and Roasted Buffalo Wing Meatballs

 

Dear insomniacs, early birds & those not sleeping off Saturday night hangover… This coming Sunday I am LIVE on ABC Television sharing my favorite man-tastic Super Bowl recipes & partaking in a bit of fun with my friends @ WZZM13!

A Bachelor & His Grill & Jennifer Pasqua / Alana Nehring to the rescue… Saving you from hoards of deep-fried, greasy / fatty foods on Superbowl Sunday!!  SLIM DOWN @ next Sunday’s Footbal Party with the most incredible, mouth-watering, & man-tastic Roasted Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs!

Stamped with a good-as-gold-teeth-guarantee, these mini bites of Heaven start with Omaha Steaks premium boneless chicken breasts which are cubed, ground, & mixed with a farmer’s market of produce, then packed with a roundhouse kick of heat + a touch of sweet, stuffed with a cool, blue cheese cream, then roasted smoky, savory, clean, lean & mean!

This dish is 30minutes pan to plate, nearly fool-proof & the perfect finger-food appetizer for Game Day. Oh, and for you math majors out there… these rolled balls of poultry contain 10.7X the all-natural flavor, ZERO preservatives or additives, & ~4.2 billion less calories than those traditional deep-fried, greasy chicken wings!

5-Step success to crazy amazing meatballs:

1. Get your pretty hands dirty & mash together all ingredients, except blue cheese.
2. Form meat mixture into balls & stuff with cheese.
3. Sear buffalo balls over heavy bottom skillet for 3-5 minutes.
4. Roast seared balls in oven for 15-20minutes, or until 160○F internal temp.
5. Remove from oven & toss meatballs in buffalo sauce, serve, devour & accept rave reviews from family, friends & (in)significant others.

So, crack open a brewski, grab a big handful of buffalo balls & rock ‘n roll that Superbowl Fiesta.  Like a Boss!

For LIVE TV segment, recipe & step-by-step, click link below.  Keep warm.  Stay hungry.  Drink up.  Roast on!

 

FEATURED RECIPE SNEAK PEEK: A Bachelor & His Grill‘s, “Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Wing Meatballs”!

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Wing Meatballs

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Wing Meatballs

 

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Wing Meatballs

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 32 meatballs
Calories: 350kcal
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 32 oz Omaha Steaks Boneless Chicken Breast cut in 1" cubes & ground
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup A Bachelor & His Grill's "Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Sauce" (recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz blue cheese cheese
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Garnish
  • Green onion finely chopped
  • Optional A Bachelor & His Grill's, "Cool & Creamy Blue Cheese Dip"
  • Optional A Bachelor & His Grill's, "Avocado-Greek Yogurt Dip"

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400○F.
  • Slice chicken breast into 1" cubes, toss in food processor & pulse until ground. Set aside.
  • In heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat, stir together butter, hot sauce & honey. After 3-5 minutes, turn heat to lowest setting & cover.
  • In large bowl hand mix ground chicken, prepared onion, celery & carrot, garlic powder, egg whites, bread crumbs & 1/4 cup buffalo sauce.
  • Divide meat mixture into 32 equal parts by separating in half, then each half in 1/4, then again in 1/4. Roll each into a small ball.
  • In center of each ball stuff ~1/2oz blue cheese & reform ball sealing cheese.
  • In large skillet over medium heat bring to simmer 2 tablespoons oil & lay down stuffed meatballs, searing exterior for 3-5 minutes, or until just golden brown.
  • Remove from skillet & set balls over a non-stick cooling rack. Place cooling rack over a lined baking sheet, then bake for 15-20 minutes, or until internal temp reached 160○F.
  • Remove meatballs from oven & rest for 2-3 minutes before gently setting in pan with simmering buffalo sauce - spooning sauce to coat meatballs.
  • Cover pan & simmer on low heat, basting intermittently with sauce, until prepared to serve.
  • Season to taste, pin each ball with toothpicks, garnish with green onion, & serve.

 

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