Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

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Sunday night’s dinner came together very quickly, which was exactly what I was hoping for.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

I promised myself this weekend would be all about relaxing, catching up on the one million errands I had to do, and just straight up chilling.

It ended up being all about the one million errands I had to do.

Where the hell did the time go?

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

So by 5PM on Sunday night, all I wanted was food, food, and FOOD.

I was getting seriously hangry (definition: a state of severe hunger that leads to anger). AKA: Avoid me at all costs.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

Travis and I were going to make a big batch of our beloved Turkey Meatballs, but I was even too impatient to let those simmer. So instead, we took an old Asian Turkey Burger recipe and adapted it to make little meatballs.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

And a little dipping sauce to go along with them.

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

This dish would be a great appetizer to serve at a dinner party as your guests sip on a cold beer or glass of wine.

For me, it was perfectly satisfying for dinner – especially considering it all came together in under 30 minutes.

 

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce
 
Ingredients
Asian Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 lb. white ground turkey
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (I used Ian's Whole Wheat Panko)
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for more spice)
Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh scallion
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Form the meatballs into 12 balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately remove the meatballs from the baking sheet onto a different plate or platter to prevent them from overcooking
  3. Serve hot with the dipping sauce (recipe below)
  4. To make the dipping sauce, in a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce through the water. Sprinkle with the scallions and the sesame seeds.
Notes
*Dipping Sauce adapted from Skinny Taste
 

9 Comments

  • Josh
    October 22, 2013 - 1:17 pm | Permalink

    These were a huge hit, great recipe!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      October 22, 2013 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

      So glad you liked them, Josh!

  • Natalie
    October 22, 2013 - 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Awesome recipe Rachel!! Loved cooking with the fresh ingredients.. going to try your other Turkey Meatballs next 🙂

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      October 23, 2013 - 12:03 pm | Permalink

      Aren’t they so yummy!? The other turkey meatballs are heavenly – let me know how you like them!

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  • Carrie
    February 1, 2016 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Meatballs on the oven now!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      February 1, 2016 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

      Awesome! Let me know how you like them!

  • Sofia
    June 9, 2016 - 10:24 am | Permalink

    These are my favorite ever! I have them at least once every week (with awesome leftovers!). Any chance you might know what the nutrition facts are on this (calories, etc.)?

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      June 9, 2016 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

      Sofia, that’s awesome! You made my day!!
      Unfortunately, I don’t track calories, but I recommend just plugging the ingredients into myfitnesspal.com.

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