Turkey Club Meatballs w/ Roasted Red Pepper Aioli (Low Carb and Gluten Free)
If you’ve been hanging around IBIH awhile, you may remember that we rescued a kitten last year. You’ll be happy to know that she is thriving, spoiled by all of our neighbors, and a bane to all things small and rodent-like in our area.
Well this just in – yesterday we rescued another kitty (which means we now have four cats if you’re keeping count.) It was a skinny little thing following us around in the parking lot, meowing pitifully, and we just couldn’t resist it. Actually, I might have been able to stay strong, but Mr. Hungry had a cat that looked just like it growing up, so he was a goner.
It has the most amazing sea foam green eyes, and really is super cute. Apparently it can also read, because it saw clearly the words “giant softy” written across Mr. Hungry’s forehead, and seemed to zero in on us out of all the people in the parking lot as the ones who were most likely to take it home. Well played, kitty, well played.
I thought it was a girl, but after closer inspection it appears that it’s a boy after all. Mason named him Russell and he’s settling in nicely. I’ve already treated him with DE, got him a flea collar, and we’ll be scheduling a vet appointment ASAP to get him neutered and vaccinated. Cha-ching. *rolls eyes* My transformation into a crazy cat lady is almost complete. Stay tuned for our upcoming appearance on Animal Hoarders. (No, not really.)
Anyway, that’s all that’s new over here at the Hungry household – hope you guys had a great weekend!
And now it’s time for this week’s low carb Meatball Monday recipe, inspired by the turkey club sandwich. It’s basically a turkey meatball, stuffed with swiss cheese and wrapped in bacon – then drizzled with a garlicky red pepper aioli sauce. Yum.
Feel free to sub any cheese for the inside, or omit altogether it if you are avoiding dairy.
I served mine salad style with everything I’d typically want in a club sandwich – arugula (you could use any lettuce), avocado, tomatoes, and of course dill pickles on the side. If you are making this for family members that eat bread, you could turn these into a sub sandwich easily for them.
Hope you guys like them! Let me know if you have any meatball ideas that I can add to my constantly growing list! XO