Lively Salsa Meatballs Recipe

A classic meatball dish with a twist

When you’re preparing healthy meals seven nights a week, it can be easy to get stuck in a food rut and serve the same meal over and over. At my house, we struggle with coming up with interesting meal ideas, and I feel like I am always asking myself, “What can we have that’s different?” I’m also pretty good about buying grocery items, especially meat, when they are on sale and freezing them for use later. The problem with this shopping habit is that I end up with items, such as ground turkey, that we like, but then we end up having the same old things — turkey burgers, pasta with meat sauce or meatloaf. But I recently found this great meatball recipe to help change things up a bit. It’s perfect to serve with your family’s favorite vegetables on the side.

Salsa Meatballs


1 pound ground turkey
¼ cup egg substitute
1/3 cup bread crumbs
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
½ cup thick and chunky-style salsa
½ cup chili sauce
½ cup water


  1. Mix egg substitute, bread crumbs, chili powder, garlic powder, pepper and ground turkey in a large bowl until well-blended. 
  2. Form turkey mixture into 1-inch balls. 
  3. Cook meatballs in skillet over medium-high heat until well-browned. 
  4. Mix salsa, chili sauce and water in bowl. 
  5. Add to meatballs and stir, then reduce heat to low. 
  6. Cook covered about 10 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked.

Serve warm.

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