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Growing up I used to love to hang out with my daddy and watch football. It was always exciting when his favorite team (the Dallas Cowboys) were winning. I would jump and giggle when he would scream at our television. I married a man who really didn’t care about any type of sport so the first 10 years of our marriage was quiet on Sundays and I loved that part too! I always said that I actually could spend time with my hubby because he wasn’t glued to the tv on the weekends when fall came unlike a lot of friends.

Fast forward to present day in the Hyman house, it’s the fall season and this girl has fallen back in love with watching football all due to the excitement that my 8-year old son brings with this sport. He has gotten our entire family watching game after game on the weekends. Saturdays are filled with watching him on the field with his teammates to running home and pulling for our favorite college team: The Clemson Tigers! After church on Sundays, we eat lunch and hurry to watch the NFL football games especially when his Carolina Panthers are on tv. It’s fun to see his enthusiasm!

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So food is huge when it comes to any football gathering and we love buffalo chicken wings! However, these yummy bites of chicken are not the most healthy and you literally have to eat a ton of them to feel full. So I’ve put a twist to this favorite dish and cleaned it up a bit (in a meatball form) plus I get to use my grill and not heat up the house!

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Instead of a chicken wing that’s deep fried and soaked in hot sauce, I’ve combined the same yummy flavors into a turkey meatball seasoned with Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy and dipped in Frank’s Original Hot Pepper Sauce to give it a kick. If you want to keep with tradition then serve alongside with carrots and celery. So simple and makes the perfect football inspired dish! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

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Serves: 8

Makes for the perfect football dish!
Ingredients
  • 1¼ lb ground turkey
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Dash Extra Spice Seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ⅓ cup Frank's Original Hot Pepper Sauce
  • low-fat ranch dressing (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to 400 degrees (I used my Big Green Egg)
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, panko, egg, ⅔ scallions, garlic, and Mrs. Dash
  3. Roll mixture into 24 round meatballs
  4. Place on grill and cook for 20 minutes until temp reaches 160 degrees
  5. Coat each cooked meatball with hot sauce
  6. Drizzle lightly with ranch dressing (optional)
  7. Top with remaining chopped green onions and serve

 

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