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Turkey or Beef Muffins
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Contributed by: Deborah Hayes blog 02/09/2005Added: Feb 13, 2008 at 09:15 AM


The possibilities for the 'Meat in a muffin' tin idea are endless. It's also easy to hide veggies in the recipe and the kids love the visual spread.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 ribs of celery
  • 1 large egg
  • 1- 2 cups spelt breadcrumbs
  • tomato sauce or compliant spaghetti sauce
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup or less chicken stock [or other compliant stock]
  • 2 tablespoons Kelp powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari sauce
  • sea salt - fine
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Puree onion, egg, chicken stock, kelp, cumin, tamari, salt, and celery in chopper/blender. Taste the puree and season accordingly (more salt? tamari? etc.)
  3. Combine ground beef or turkey, sauce, and bread crumbs in a big bowl. Use plenty of bread crumbs as it soaks up excess moisture while cooking.
  4. Wash up and lightly brush muffin tins with olive oil.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Cut one of the muffins open and check to see if it has cooked completely.
  8. Serve with your favorite compliant sauce (could be the same sauce as above) or top with compliant cheese. Personally, I loved the turkey muffins with a slice of melted goat cheese and chives on top.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Tamari (wheat-free)2 B N N N N N N A
Celery/ Celery Juice1 ,2 B N B B N N N N
Kelp  N N N N N N B B
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 N N N N N N N A
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Turkey1 N B B B N N N N
Beef1 A A A A N N B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Feb 15, 2008 at 01:22 PM By: Rodney