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250
Calories 
7g
Carbs 
9g
Fat 
33g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

With football season gearing up this weekend, it’s time to start to talk about football food, which I’d venture to say we get all get behind whether or not we are true fans of the game. As a Notre Dame grad and native New Englander, football runs in my veins but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I get just as excited about all the delicious food. So whether you whip up these tasty slow cooker meatballs for the big game or for a delicious family dinner, they are sure to please. Serve them drizzled with some light ranch or blue cheese dressing and I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you they make a killer taco.

Prep Time

Buffalo Chicken and Quinoa Meatballs

95
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 2 lbs. 95% lean ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 U carrot, minced
  • 1 U celery rib, minced
  • 1 U large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1.5 cups buffalo sauce (like Frank’s)

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 138mg
46%
Sodium 538mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 1g
Protein 33g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients except the buffalo sauce until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  3. Roll into meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter. You should end up with around 36 meatballs. Place onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 5-7 minutes until just browned on the outside.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup buffalo sauce into the slow cooker. Add the meatballs. Pour into remaining buffalo sauce over the meatballs. Stir lightly to coat all the meatballs.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
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Notes

This recipe doesn't work as well in smaller slow cookers. Consider cooking stove-top if you have a smaller slow cooker.

Buffalo Chicken and Quinoa Meatballs
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