Let the almonds do the marinating! These Soy Sauce Almond Crusted Meatballs are just 5 ingredients and covered in soy and wasabi-flavored almonds for tons of flavor and an awesome texture.
Hello, Monday—I wish I was happier to see you. If I’m being honest, I’m not feeling so well today and I think I’m getting a bit sick. I felt completely fine yesterday morning—I went and got brunch with my friend who was home for Thanksgiving and created two recipes in the afternoon—but by 4 or 5 pm, I couldn’t stop sneezing, my nose was runny and I was getting a sore throat. Woof. Cheers to hoping today and the next few days are on the up!
However, I’m not here to talk about my illness—I would never do that to you. I’m here to talk about football.
Similar to Thanksgiving, people go to football-watching parties for the food. I mean, right? No? Just me? Ok great. What I guess is probably true is that people go to football-watching parties for two reasons 1) the game and 2) (more importantly, in my opinion) THE FOOD. What are your favorite football snacks? Chips and dip? No offense but… kind of boring. How about meatballs? More specifically, almond crusted meatballs. MMMMMM yup, talk about a snack hack. Completely improve the taste and texture of meatballs with almonds! Ah almonds—how I love you and your versatility.
I tried Blue Diamond’s Wasabi & Soy Sauce almonds for the first time and surprisingly loved them. I say “surprisingly” because I hate wasabi which is why I’d never tried the flavor before. But, I gave them a try and really, truly, genuinely enjoyed the flavor and immediately thought adding them to turkey meatballs would be a good idea. These meatballs come together in 30 minutes flat and can be served with a side of soy sauce (or even sriracha!) for dipping purposes. Oh! I also made mine huge, but if you’re hosting a party, feel free to make smaller meatballs so you’ll have more to feed your guests. OR, alternately, if you’re watching the game by yourself, feel free to add them to a bowl of rice and veggies. Either way, I promise these almond crusted meatballs go really well with football.
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- 1 lb ground turkey or beef I used turkey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 1/2 bread crumbs I used gluten free
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce almonds
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Grind almonds up in a blender or food processor, pour into a bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, onion, and breadcrumbs; mix together with a spoon.
- Using your hands, form mixture into meatballs. Mine were a bit larger, but feel free to make yours however big or small you'd like.
- After all of the meatballs are formed, roll them one by one in the almond pieces and then place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes and remove from oven.
- Serve with a side of soy sauce or sriracha and enjoy!
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Q: What is your favorite football-watching snack? Do you watch football?