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.
Yield: 7 servings
5 from 6 votes

Asian Turkey Meatballs with Gochujang Glaze

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
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 Garnish:

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • scallion greens

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