Asian Turkey Meatballs with Gochujang Glaze

These Korean-inspired Asian Turkey Meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze.

These Asian inspired turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. Great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal.Asian Turkey Meatballs with Gochujang Glaze

Great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal. Also great for meal prep! More meatball recipes you might enjoy are Sweet and Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Bacon, Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Honey Lime Meatballs, and even Mini Burger Bites.

These Asian inspired turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. Great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal.

I’m obsessed with gochujang, a thick, spicy red chili paste and one of the backbone ingredients of Korean cooking. I love the kick and depth of flavor that it adds to everything you stir it into — a little goes a long way.

This dish is excellent as an appetizer served with toothpicks, or make it a main dish for dinner over rice for 4 servings by increasing the the meatballs, about 5 per person.

Tips To Meal Prep

This also makes a great meal prep dish! To meal prep for 4 days, you will need 3 cups cooked brown rice. You can cook the rice or buy frozen brown rice for convenience (I love Trader Joes!). Divide 3/4 cup brown rice per serving with 5 meatballs and transfer to meal prep containers. I love these glass meal prep jars (affiliate link). Refrigerate for the week. To reheat, microwave 2 to 3 minutes, until hot. You can also freeze them in a freezer safe meal prep container, then transfer to the refrigerator the day before eating. You can see more meal prep recipes here.

How To Make Korean Turkey Meatballs

These Asian inspired turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. Great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal.

These Asian inspired turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. Great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal.

These Asian inspired turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. Great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal.
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Asian Turkey Meatballs with Gochujang Glaze

3
Freestyle Points
140
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Yield: 7 servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Dinner
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
These Asian inspired turkey meatballs are seasoned with ginger and spices and finished with a sweet and spicy, gochujang glaze. Great as an appetizer or serve them with brown rice to make them a meal. Also great for meal prep!

Ingredients

For the Gochujang Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon gochujang, check labels for gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce, use gluten-free soy sauce for GF
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger

For the meatballs:

  • 1 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce, use gluten-free soy sauce for GF
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, use gluten-free panko for GF
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 scallions, chopped, white and green part separated
  • For the garnish
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • scallion greens
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cover 1 large sheet pan with foil and lightly spray with oil.
  • Combine glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • For meatballs: Combine all ingredients from turkey to scallions (whites only) in a large bowl.  Mix thoroughly.
  • Using your hands, form into 21 round meatballs, about 1 oz each. Place the meatballs, evenly spaced, on the prepared sheet pan. Baked for 20 minutes in the center of the oven.
  • Preheat the broiler on high and position the rack about 5 to 6 inches from the heat, second rack from the top.
  • Brush the meatballs with glaze and broil about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a platter and top with sesame seeds and scallions.
  • Serve with toothpicks as an appetizer or with rice if desired as a main dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 3meatballs, Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 321mg, Fiber: 0.5g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 4