Vietnamese Style Turkey Meatballs

Vietnamese Style Turkey Meatballs

I love Vietnamese food! So I am always testing out new recipes that are easy to make at home and this one does not disappoint. Once you make these you will have them on repeat. I’ve made them once a week for the last 3 weeks. Ground turkey is such an affordable and healthy choice and this flavour combo works so well together. Sometimes I find that turkey really needs some bold flavours to turn it up a notch. 

Vietnamese Style Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs are also baked in the oven but don’t worry they still get a nice crisp to them. I also like to add quick oats to my meatballs because they soak up the juices and make the meatballs nice and tender. I tested this recipe with and without the quick oats and the oats really make a difference. This is also an egg free recipe which is nice to have. 

Vietnamese Style Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs go great with a stir fry and rice or with some fresh sides like cucumber, carrot and rice noodles. Don’t forget to serve it with your fav dipping sauce! 

Vietnamese Style Turkey Meatballs

Vietnamese Style Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 package of ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp of low sodium tamari/ soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp of toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of chili oil or sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of coriander powder
  • 1-inch piece of ginger grated
  • Zest of half a lime
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 2 tbsp of quick oats
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro or basil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of quick oats and 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. In a bowl add the ground turkey and season with sea salt and pepper.
  4. Add the tamari, sesame oil, olive oil, chili oil, honey, garlic powder, coriander powder, ginger and lime zest. Mix well. Fold in the quick oats and chopped cilantro.
  5. Form into 1-inch meatballs. Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through. Flip your meatballs halfway.
  7. Serve with your favourite sides like rice or rice noodles, fresh greens, carrots, cucumber and your favourite dipping sauce.
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