Asian Baked Turkey Meatballs

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Now that the temperatures are cooling down and the holidays are around the corner, you may find yourself sifting through your recipes in search of your favorite fall appetizer for the next party. If your anything like me, you can never find where you put them…so we’ve got you covered with a healthful and simple appetizer recipe that offers a little sweet and spicy that the crowd is going to love! If making these turkey meatballs for dinner, place them on top of a plate of rice (brown or white), quinoa or cauliflower rice and serve with your favorite steamed green veggies on the side.

Yields20 Servings

For the meatballs
 1 lb ground turkey
  cup white onionfinely diced
 1 large cage free egg
 ¼ cup white whole wheat flour
  cup rolled oats
 1 tbsp sriracha
 ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
 ¼ tsp white pepper
 1 tbsp garlicminced
 1 green scallion, finely choppeduse for garnish
 1 tbsp toasted sesame seedsuse for garnish
For the sauce
 ¼ cup soy saucean alternate is coconut aminos
 2 tbsp srirachaif you like it hot, add more
 2 tbsp red chili paste
 2 tbsp local organic honey

Prep the meatballs
1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray and set aside.

2

Grab a large bowl and place ground turkey and all other ingredients and mix until combined. You don’t want to over mix, just incorporate well.

3

Use a tablespoon cookie scooper and scoop a heaping portion of the mixture into the middle of your hand. Slightly roll mixture together to form a ball and place on baking sheet and repeat until all mixture is done.

4

Bake meatballs for 25-28 Minutes or until the top begins to turn golden brown.

Prep the sauce
5

In medium-large bowl add all sauce ingredients. Mix together well.

6

When the meatballs are out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes. Then place them in the bowl with the kung pao sauce and toss to fully cover the meatballs.

7

Slightly toast the sesame seeds by placing in a small non-stick pan on medium heat. Move the pan in a circular motion. As the seeds warm, they’re oils will extract slightly from the seed giving off an amazing aroma. Remove from stove and set aside until ready to garnish.

8

Notes: If your serving these by themselves, place them on a fun plate and insert a toothpick in the tops of each one. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and scallion and serve hot. If eating as a main dish, cook your sides accordingly and plate. Top with turkey meatballs and garnishes and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 ball

Servings 20

Ingredients

For the meatballs
 1 lb ground turkey
  cup white onionfinely diced
 1 large cage free egg
 ¼ cup white whole wheat flour
  cup rolled oats
 1 tbsp sriracha
 ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
 ¼ tsp white pepper
 1 tbsp garlicminced
 1 green scallion, finely choppeduse for garnish
 1 tbsp toasted sesame seedsuse for garnish
For the sauce
 ¼ cup soy saucean alternate is coconut aminos
 2 tbsp srirachaif you like it hot, add more
 2 tbsp red chili paste
 2 tbsp local organic honey

Directions

Prep the meatballs
1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a baking sheet with coconut oil cooking spray and set aside.

2

Grab a large bowl and place ground turkey and all other ingredients and mix until combined. You don’t want to over mix, just incorporate well.

3

Use a tablespoon cookie scooper and scoop a heaping portion of the mixture into the middle of your hand. Slightly roll mixture together to form a ball and place on baking sheet and repeat until all mixture is done.

4

Bake meatballs for 25-28 Minutes or until the top begins to turn golden brown.

Prep the sauce
5

In medium-large bowl add all sauce ingredients. Mix together well.

6

When the meatballs are out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes. Then place them in the bowl with the kung pao sauce and toss to fully cover the meatballs.

7

Slightly toast the sesame seeds by placing in a small non-stick pan on medium heat. Move the pan in a circular motion. As the seeds warm, they’re oils will extract slightly from the seed giving off an amazing aroma. Remove from stove and set aside until ready to garnish.

8

Notes: If your serving these by themselves, place them on a fun plate and insert a toothpick in the tops of each one. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and scallion and serve hot. If eating as a main dish, cook your sides accordingly and plate. Top with turkey meatballs and garnishes and serve.

Asian Baked Turkey Meatballs