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Asian Sesame Sweet-and-Sour Turkey Meatballs

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A yummy way to make a quick and easy one-pan meal or fantastic appetizer. Serve over rice, soba noodles, or rice noodles, or place meatballs in a slow cooker or on a hot plate for appetizers."
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1 h 5 m servings 432
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine maple syrup, ketchup, vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, mustard, and sesame seeds in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer sweet-and-sour sauce for about 5 minutes and set aside.
  3. Combine green onions, egg, soy sauce, ginger, onion powder, black pepper, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Beat together until well mixed. Add ground turkey and top with panko bread crumbs. Mix well using your hands to combine all ingredients.
  4. Use a standard cookie scoop to make uniform meatballs and place them in an even layer in an ungreased glass 9x13-inch pan. Place chopped carrots evenly between meatballs in the pan. Pour sweet-and-sour sauce evenly on top. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake and additional 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Instead of covering the baking pan with foil, you can place a sheet pan on top.
  • Use any chopped fresh veggies of your choice in place of carrots, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 432 calories; 26.1 35.3 18.9 87 767 Full nutrition

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This is my new favorite turkey meatball recipe! So good, made exactly as described, and will make again with some bell pepper on the side.