While these certainly aren't the traditional meatballs that your Grandma used to make, they are just as delicious.  The Asian inspired spin on a classic, family favorite is definitely one for the recipe book.  Serve them with a side of steamed green beans, and you've got yourself a hearty and flavorful low-carb dinner for two.

Asian Turkey Meatballs
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

What you'll need
1/4 cup panko crumbs
1/2 pound lean ground turkey
1 egg
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
3 scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 pound green beans, steamed

For the Dipping Sauce
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon water
1 scallion, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, panko, egg, salt, scallions, ginger, cilantro, 1
tablespoon soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon oil; mix with your hands until combined well. 
3. Shape 1/4 cup meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a baking dish. Repeat with remaining mixture. 
4. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
5. For the dipping sauce, mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a bowl. Add scallions.
6. Meanwhile, steam green beans until desired tenderness; toss in half of the dipping sauce until green beans are evenly coated.
7. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle over meatballs.  Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from SkinnyTaste.com

04/06/2012 06:45

I love the Asian twist on meatball! I'm booking marking this for later :) Looks like such a delicious meal!

10/02/2012 11:34

This recipe is absolutely AMAZING! I used lean ground beef instead of ground turkey but the flavor is superb. I know my picky 4 year old will eat it up.

11/13/2012 13:46

These turned out great! Just the right amount too. I used regular soy sauce instead of low sodium. Is that why they were a little on the salty side? Should I omit the salt if I use regular soy sauce?

11/15/2012 04:47

Hi Bethany,

Glad you liked the Asian Turkey Meatballs! I've only ever made them using low-sodium soy sauce. However, I'd agree that it would be best to omit the salt if you are using regular soy sauce. Hopefully that will help next time!

Sherrie Wood
02/11/2013 08:01

02/25/2013 11:20

My hus band says he won't eat anything made with turkey,he ate these and ask me to make again. He loves this meal


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