I have been doing Weight Watchers (for the most part) and because I really get sick of the same shit over and over – I need to find ways to make bland food delicious. This one is definitely a keeper and I could probably eat these every week. Low fat, low carb yet moist (yea, I said it) and flavorful. Score.

Get the stuff

32 oz of ground turkey (I use half 99% fat free and half 93% for a little extra flavor, but all 99% would probably be just fine)

1 small zucchini

Half of a sweet onion

2-3 cloves of garlic

Small handful of whole wheat (or gluten free) breadcrumbs

1 egg

Penzey’s Greek Seasoning (or make up your own) – about 1 1/2 Tbsp

Sea Salt

Pepper

1/4-1/2 cup of Fat Free (or not, whatever) Feta Cheese

 

Do the stuff

Grate up the zucchini and onion. I use my ninja and seriously pulverize those suckers

Dump the zucchini and onion slush into a fine strainer. Let the water seep out – pressing with a paper towel to soak up as much water as possible

Grab a big ass bowl

Put all the stuff in the big ass bowl

Take off your rings and mix that shit up with your hands – get in there and mush it up good until it is all combined

If you’re making balls – make the balls (about 10); if you’re making burgers – make the patties (6-8 depending on the size you like)

Now, I cook the meatballs in the Instant pot. I think it helps with the moistness. But you can certainly use any way you normally like to cook da balls. Here is the IP way:

Spray bottom of pot with non stick cooking spray

Place balls in the pot. Put about 1 cup of broth over the balls

Seal the lid, set to manual 5 minutes, and do a quick release when it is complete

Remove the balls with a slotted spoon as there will be liquid in the pot

To make burgers – just grill those bad boys

**Side note – Copper Grill Mats – I LOVE this product!! It makes grilling faster, easier, and cleaner. And no flares searing off your eyebrows. Yes. That does happen. Don’t laugh.

Not sure which brand I have but they are pretty cheap on Amazon.

Okay. So, you got a fantastic meatball recipe, a free additional burger recipe and two great product suggestions. But that is not all!!! For the low, low price of thinking I am great – you also get a bonus, super-healthy, yummy Tzatziki Sauce recipe!! This is so your lucky day.

Bonus Tzatziki Sauce

Place the following ingredients into a food processor, ninja, nutribullet – whatever you have that will blend that shit up:

1 english cucumber, peeled, sliced, and any seeds (won’t be much) scooped out

1 garlic clove (or more if you are expecting vampires)

1/2 tsp dill (or more if you are a dilly doo)

Approx 1 Tbsp of lemon juice (fresh is best, but whatevs)

Sea salt and pepper

Dash of Greek Seasoning (mentioned above) – optional

Cayenne or like spice. I also like Berbere from Penzey’s (duh). But just a little. Shit is HOT. This is also optional. I mean hell, any ingredient is optional. The likelihood of me showing up at your door for a recipe infraction is fairly slim. I’m pretty lazy.

After that is all blended up – add 1 1/2 cups of Greek Yogurt. I use Fage (already strained and a much less sour yogurty taste). I also use fat free when counting points, but that is up to you.

Mix it up. Enjoy. Opa!

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