Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

You don't want to miss out on these baked, Asian-spiced turkey meatballs coated in a sweet teriyaki sauce. Can be served as an appetizer or an entree, over rice!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Meatballs
Ingredients
For the meatballs
  • 1-¼ pound ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp dried, minced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian Parsley
  • ¾ tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
For the sauce
  • cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • cup water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray, and set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, onion, garlic, ginger, parsley, five-spice powder, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and mix with your hands until just combined. 

  3. Use a medium cookie scoop, or tablespoon, to form evenly sized meatballs, and roll between the palms of your hands to make them smooth. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, at least an inch apart.

  4. Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small pan, over medium heat. Whisk to combine and bring to a simmer, for 8-10 minutes, until sauce has slightly thickened. Keep warm. 

  6. Once the meatballs are done cooking, remove from oven and brush the tops with sauce. Return the pan to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. 

  7. Toss the meatballs with the remaining sauce and serve immediately. Either with toothpicks as appetizers, or over rice with your favorite veggie for a meal!