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Turkey and Baked Beans Meatballs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BUSH’S Beans. The opinions and text are all mine.

Summertime offers wonderful produce, so kitchen time is more fun because everything that comes out is so tasty. Lately, my favorite vegetable is cauliflower, and I rice it as a much more nutritious, healthier alternative to grain rice (I substitute it into every recipe that calls for rice or pasta). I also found that ground turkey is just as flavorful as ground beef, but lighter and usually lower in fat.

One of my family’s favorite recipes is a Turkey and Baked Beans Meatballs recipe filled with ground turkey, BUSH’S Baked Beans, and riced cauliflower atop lettuce. It’s an ideal appetizer for summer get togethers, and great to throw into a bowl of riced cauliflower or over lettuce cups whenever I want to sit and relax for a delicious lunch. BUSH’S Baked Beans are now available in 12 flavors, including the newest Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, and for this recipe BUSH’S Vegetarian Baked Beans are a great choice.

Turkey and Baked Bean Meatballs

If you’re looking for a great spin on meatballs that is perfect for summer, this is it! If anyone in your family wants to increase their veggies or decrease red meat (I know my husband’s doctor already gave him the push to eat healthier), this is it. BUSH’S Vegetarian Baked Beans add substance to the meatballs in a tastier way, rounding out a meal of meatballs that can make a simple family meal or a big party of people very happy.

Turkey and Baked Beans Meatballs


2 lb ground turkey
1 can (28 oz) BUSH’S Vegetarian Baked Beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 cup tomato, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp chili Powder
1 tsp ground cumin
2 eggs

Turkey and Baked Bean Meatballs
Turkey and Baked Bean Meatballs


1. Heat oven to 425º F.
2. Grease baking sheet with olive oil.
3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and set aside.
4. In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients using the pulse function. Pulse five times, then add in eggs and pulse until well mixed.
5. Form 1 inch balls with the mixture and set them 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake at 425º F for 12 minutes, turn the meatballs, then cook for another 12 minutes.
6. Cook riced cauliflower as per instructions on package (or if ricing whole cauliflower in the food processor, pulse cauliflower florets until they becomes small grains and boil freshly riced cauliflower over medium heat in a small pot for 6 minutes). Drain, stir in 2 tablespoons of butter, and add salt and pepper to taste.
7. Serve Turkey and Baked Beans meatballs over riced cauliflower for a deliciously light, summer meal.

Turkey and Baked Bean Meatballs

Summertime get-togethers

Outdoor entertaining is one of the most wonderful aspects of summer, so I love recipes that are easy for guests to enjoy outdoors. Serving the Turkey and Baked Beans Meatballs in little lettuce cups makes them easy to grab and eat while chatting and milling around, and making them with turkey and BUSH’S baked beans instead of ground beef and potatoes is a lighter, summery twist.

Turkey and Baked Bean Meatballs

Nobody knows beans better than BUSH’S, with 40 varieties of beans so you can try different flavors all year long. Their Baked Beans are slow-cooked for a rich, delicious flavor with a secret family recipe that is part of the reason this family owned and operated company has been America’s favorite for more than 100 years. Always keep BUSH’S Beans in your pantry to make sure you always have the best.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bush Brothers & Company. The opinions and text are all mine.