Foodie Friday: Turkey Meatballs, Churro Cupcakes

I'm not the biggest fan of ground turkey because I find it to be dry and bland. Forgive my fat lovin' self but I would much rather have a juicy hamburger full of all the unhealthy stuff . But since we had some ground turkey in the freezer I thought I would make do with what we had and throw together some turkey meatballs. These actually turned out really good and juicy because of the broth that they are cooked in. These are a tasty , healthy alternative to traditional ground beef meat balls.

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2 lbs ground turkey
3/4 cups breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 egg (whisked)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1 clove garlic(minced)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 small onion chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1-1 1/2 cups chicken broth


1. In a large bowl whisk egg and add in all remaining ingredients
2. Make sure all ingredients are well incorporated and form a large ball with the meat mixture. Form small meatballs 
4. Heat olive oil in a skillet on med-hi heat and add meatballs to skillet
5.Cook meatballs until browned on all sides ( total about 8-10 minutes)
6.Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth. cover and turn heat to low. cook until liquid is almost completely absorbed about 7-10 minutes. add remaining 1/2 cup of broth and turn heat up to medium high . cook uncovered until liquid is almost all absorbed 

Churro Cupcakes

Last week when I shared the recipe for the Reeses cupcakes that I made for my brothers birthday I got I few requests for the Churro cupcakes that I also made for last weeks festivities. So , as promised, here it is :)

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  • Cupcakes
  • 2 egg yolks + 1 egg at room temp
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • Frosting
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • Instructions

    • Cupcakes
    • 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • 2.Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and mix in butter , vanilla, and sour cream
    • 3.In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir ingredients
    • 4. slowly add in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix for about 1-2 minutes or until filly mixed
    • 5.Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for 16-20 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes clean. Do not over bake! Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting

    • Frosting 
    • 1.Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth 
    • 2. Slowly add in powdered sugar and continue to mix.
    • 3. Add in vanilla and cinnamon and continue to mix until smooth and creamy.
    • 4.Frost cupcakes and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. If you don't have premixed cinnamon sugar you can combine one tsp of cinnamon and one teaspoon of sugar together and sprinkle on top.
    I hope you get a chance to try these recipes out and when you do let me know what you think !

    Now it's time to break it down with Whit on this lovely Back That Azz Up Friday ! This weeks song Katy Perry Dark Horse. I start envisioning choreography every single time I hear the first beat drop. The breakdown is so perfect for a large group dance . Excuse my hip-hop obsessions once a dancer always a dancer.


    1. Ah churro cupcakes! That is the best idea ever! I wish I were as good of a chef and baker as you. You're so talented.

      Happy Valentine's Day!

    2. Oh my gosh, Churro Cupcakes! Yep, I'm trying those this weekend!

      Happy Friday, Love! <3

    3. Yummmm! I actually love meatballs! Churros and cupcakes! lol I don't mind turkey though because it normally just is seasoned up and my family cant tell the difference.

    4. Churro cupcakes?!!! Absolutely brilliant! I wish there was gorund turkey available in Germany but I can't find it anywhere!

    5. Churro cupcakes?! These are so great!!! A must-bake for me!! Thanks for sharing, chica!

    6. Turkey meat balls are great, and a nice change from beef for sure. And when I was a vegetarian I use Nate's meatless meatballs and make them Italian style rolling in egg, then bread crumbs and cooking in olive oil and I swear you could fool some people. This recipe sounds awesome, thanks for posting.

      Allie of ALLIE NYC

    7. Those turkey meatballs look so good! Now I'm starving!

    8. Those meatballs!!! Those cupcakesss! I should not be reading this on an empty stomach!

    9. I have never thought to finish cooking the meatballs in broth ~ genius! And churro cupcakes ~ yum! Thank you so much for linking up with Delicious Dish Tuesday. We hope you come back each week and would love if you would provide a link back to the hop so others know where to find it :)

    10. Girl! A churro cupcake sounds amazing! I'll take five! I just may have to try these out.


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