I had a fierce taste for meatballs and decided to make these Asian inspired baked turkey meatballs. They were extremely easy and tasty. Upon taking them out of the oven I wanted a little crunch on the outside so I seared about 4 of the meatballs in sesame oil, tossed in them in the sauce, and served with julienned carrots and broccoli (Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw) . I saved the rest and added the leftover meatballs to a salad, tacos, and even had them for breakfast with eggs later in the week – all delicious!
Check out the quick how-to video below. 🙂
What you’ll need:
- 1lb ground turkey
- 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
- fresh minced ginger
- fresh minced garlic
- ground coriander
- sliced green onion
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- Red pepper flakes or Chili paste (whatever you have to give it kick)
- Brown Sugar
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- Chili paste or Sriracha
- Julienned broccoli and carrots (I used Trader Joe’s Broccoli Slaw)
- Toasted sesame seeds
- Add sesame seeds to a dry pan on medium high heat and toast until brown
What you’ll do:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Mix together:
- ground turkey, breadcrumbs, garlic, green onions, egg, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, minced ginger, ground coriander, sesame oil and soy sauce until combined
- Add meatballs to a parchment paper lined baking sheet – I used an ice cream scoop to give me generous sized meatballs but use whatever you have (AKA your hands 😉 )
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until fully cooked flipping halfway through
- When the meatballs are done, quickly sear some (or all) in sesame oil until brown – just to get a crunch on the outside (be careful not to overcook since they were already fully cooked in the oven)
- Feel free to add the sauce-less meatballs to tacos, salads, or eggs for meals later in the week.
- Add water, brown sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha and sesame oil to the pan to create a sauce – taste this as it thickens and adjust as needed
- Add broccoli/carrot slaw to the pan, toss it in the sauce, and cook to your liking
- I like my veggies with some crunch so I barely cook mine
- Finish with sprinkling the sesame seeds and green onion over meatballs and serve!
This recipe made 10 large meatballs.
Can’t wait to make!!
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