Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Saucy Asian Meatballs

So, I was poking around on Pinterest (yes, again, LOL) and saw that my friend Meg had pinned some delectable looking meatballs. Of course I had to take a closer look so I clicked on the link and I was sold. :) I went right out and bought all of the ingredients (well, the ones I didn't already have on hand) and made them (despite the fact that we had something else planned for dinner). I cooked up some brown rice and broccoli to go along with these and they got an enthusiastic three thumbs up!

Oh, and just as we were about to start eating, I said to Tom (his fork poised and ready to cut into a meatball), "Wait! Don't eat yet. Your plate looks really good and I need to take a picture." Yes, I did that to my poor husband. :) You'd think I was a food stylist or something.


1 lb. ground turkey
1 t. sesame oil
1/2 c. Panko or breadcrumbs
1/4 t. ground ginger
1 egg
1 1/2 t. minced garlic
1/4 c. thinly sliced scallions


2/3 c. hoisin sauce
1/4 c. rice vinegar
2 T. soy sauce
1 t. sesame oil
1 t. ground ginger

Preheat oven to 400°. Need parchment covered baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients until well combined.

Shape into 1-1 1/2” balls. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake 15-20 minutes, or until meatballs are golden on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.

While the meatballs are baking, stir all of the sauce ingredients together in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Once the meatballs have finished cooking, add them to the saucepan and gently stir until covered and hot.

Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and thinly sliced scallions, if desired.

Original recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
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  1. Oh, those does look yummy! My idea of making meatballs is buying them from the frozen foods section of Ikea. I'm sure yours are WAY better!!

  2. hmmm~they do look good. not much for Asian though.

  3. lol!! what a great hubby to wait. they do look delish. mmm...i'm not a big meatball lover but i could do these.

  4. i love pinterest for finding recipes! so far i have made 2 awesome dinners and a wonderful dessert!!

    the meatballs looks awesome!

  5. these look delicious Lisa, and I love that you make them with turkey (I don't eat beef) :)

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  7. Yum! Adding this one to my list of recipes to try!

  8. Another delicious recipe! I really need to try this one. I think all my family will enjoy it.


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