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Thai Turkey Meatballs

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It’s that time of year again. Every year at this time, the whole world is on a diet. Resolutions, gym memberships, calorie counting, lots of water, fitbit watches… you get the idea. If I sound sarcastic – then you’re hearing me correctly. Its hard for a food lover to embrace this time of year, I can’t get anyone to eat with me! Well this year I resolve to not gnaw on carrot sticks and float away on 90 ounces of water per day. I resolve to eat good food! I resolve to watch my waistline and still treat my taste buds with respect! I resolve to uphold my right to enjoy savory eats without guilt! Who’s with me?! While I run out and get posters and giant sharpie markers for our picket line, you start making these meatballs, ok? These are the most delicious answer to good-food naysayers and calorie counters. They are made of turkey so they are low in fat and high in protein, but they are packed with so much flavor and Thai spice, you won’t miss the calories, and won’t have to be afraid of the scale tomorrow morning. Serve them with a bowl of jasmine rice and a little General Tso’s sauce for dipping and you’ve got a meal your whole family will love!

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Thai Turkey Meatballs

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Misc Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 1 carton Jenni-O Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Large Egg

Directions

Step 1
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Gently form meatballs using 1/8 cup of mixture per ball.
Step 2
Bake 15-18 minutes (or until cooked through) at 500 degrees on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step 3
Serve with rice (I used Jasmine Rice) and General Tso’s sauce.
2 Comments
  • Chelsea Alexander

    Reply

    I just made this for dinner and it was delicious! Thanks for another great recipe. 🙂

  • tjzibell@hotmail.com

    Reply

    I’m so glad it was tasty Chelsea! And no guilt afterwards – that’s my favorite part!

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