Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
Sweet and fragrant, these little nuggets of deliciousness are completely kid-friendly and make a great little party appetizer. You can also use ground pork or chicken in lieu of the turkey.
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
15 minutes
Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
Ingredients
For the meatballs:
16 ounces ground turkey
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped
1 large egg
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons sesame oil

For the sauce:
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice or white wine vinegar
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Sesame seeds and chopped green onion, to garnish
Directions
Line a large rimmed baking sheet with tin foil. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.

Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Mix gently with your hands until just combined; overmixing will cause the meatballs to become tough.

Roll into 1 inch meatballs and bake at 400 for 10 to 12 minutes or until juices run clear.

WHile the meatballs are cooking, make the sauce. Simmer all sauce ingredients together in a small sauce pan for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently or until slightly thickened.

Transfer warm meatballs to a mixing bowl, drizzle with warm sauce and toss to combine.

To serve as a party appetizer, insert a toothpick or popsicle stick into each meatball and arrange on a platter. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.
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