Ground turkey is such an easy protein, and like many of you I’m sure, I take a pack out of the freezer in the morning, but have no idea what I’m going to do with it later. All I know is it needs to be easy. I usually figure it out and make a turkey meat sauce to have over pasta, tacos, or a meatloaf. Meatballs are one of those meals things that everybody likes. Plain, smothered in sauce, over spaghetti, rice or pretty much anything! There are so many ways to make meatballs, but I especially love making them with ground turkey.
I wanted to put an Asian spin on these meatballs vs. the typical Italian meatballs. With under 10 ingredients, I managed to make a super flavorful meatball that everyone loves.
I originally thought that they were going to need sauce, but they actually didn’t at all. They were flavorful and moist (cringing at that word), and absolutely did not need anything else.
However, I wanted to see what they tasted like with a touch of coconut aminos drizzled on top, as pictured below. But to be honest, it didn’t need it at all, and for lunch the next day, I ate them plain. But of course, if you’re stuck on having meatballs with some sort of sauce, using a drizzle wouldn’t hurt nobody!
These 7 ingredient soy sesame turkey meatballs will definitely be made on a regular basis. Great for a weeknight dinner, or make them ahead and use for meal prep. They are just as delicious when they’re re-heated.
If you’d like to try another one of my meatball recipes, the Turkey Marinara Meatballs, Pesto Cranberry Turkey Meatballs, Turkey Swedish Meatballs (IKEA style!) & Sweet n’ Sour Meatballs are ALL super delicious!
- 1 lb ground lean turkey
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp coconut sugar or dark brown sugar
- ½ cup onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup quick oats
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Mixture will be wet (not rollable).
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Once heated, mist the pan with oil so they don't stick. Drop meatball mixture by measuring Tablespoon, into the skillet. Careful not to crowd the pan. Leave a bit of space between each meatball for optimal browning.
- Cook meatballs on 1 side about 2-3 minutes, just until browned. Then flip and cook the other side. They will not be cooked through, as they will finish in the oven.
- Place browned meatballs on a cookie sheet. It should take 2 batches of browning the meatballs if you have a medium-large skillet.
- Bake meatballs in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and enjoy!