These glazed Asian turkey meatballs are incredibly versatile and can be served over pasta, salads, rice, and more. Just use your creativity! This dish is made with ground turkey and smothered in a homemade sticky Asian glaze.
All you need to do to make this recipe is combine a few simple pantry ingredients that you probably already have at home. Despite this recipe being very easy to make, it also takes only 35 minutes to prepare. A great weeknight dinner for when you are in a rush.
How To Make The Tastiest Asain Glazed Meatballs:
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 cup dry bread crumbs (plain)
- 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 2 1/2 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp sesame oil (for meatballs)
- 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil (for sauce)
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp minced garlic (for sauce)
- 1 tsp minced garlic (for meatballs)
- 1 tsp siracha sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Start by preheating the oven to 375 °F. Then line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
After that, in a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, sesame oil, eggs, ginger, and minced garlic. Using your hands, mix the mixture very well until all the ingredients have been combined.
Next, shape the turkey mixture into about 1 1/2″ balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the large baking sheet in the oven and cook the meatballs for approximately 20 minutes or until the middle is no longer pink.
While the meatballs are cooking, start preparing the sauce. In a medium-large skillet, combine the rice, hoisin sauce, honey, minced garlic, vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, ground ginger, and siracha sauce.
Turn the stove on medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a boil. After 5 minutes have passed and the mixture has thickened, remove it from the heat.
Once 20 minutes have passed and the meatballs have finished cooking, take them out of the oven. Then coat the meatballs with the Asian sauce.
Serve the Asian glazed meatballs over salad, noodles, or pasta. If desired, garnish with some green onions on top.