The holiday season can mean little time and hungry guests. I am always trying to make my recipes work for me and not work too hard for the recipe. Thanksgiving may be over but these Turkey Meatballs are a perfect option for holiday soirees and fun party food; a little home cook homage to the bird of the season. I rolled enough to fill two sheet pans and received lots of compliments on them. The Thai Chili sauce has a sweet kick to break out of the ordinary meatball box.
- Lean Ground Turkey (2 pounds)
- Breadcrumbs (1 cup)
- Sweet Onion (medium, chopped)
- Salt ( 2 teaspoons)
- Chili Flakes ( 2 tablespoons)
- Garlic Powder ( 2 teaspoons)
- Ground Ginger ( 2 teaspoons)
- Milk (1/3 cup)
- Eggs ( 2)
- Fresh Parsley (2 tablespoons, chopped)
Thai Chili Sauce:
- Vinegar (1/2 cup)
- Sugar (1/3 cup)
- Soy Sauce (4 tablespoons)
- Chili Flakes ( 1 tablespoon)
- Minced Garlic ( 2 teaspoons)
- Water ( 1/3 cup)
- Cornstarch ( 1/2 tablespoon)
- In a large bowl mix the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, salt, chili flakes, garlic powder, and ground ginger together.
- Mix in milk and eggs.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Hand roll your meatballs and place on an oiled baking sheet.
- Place meatballs in the oven for 28 minutes.
- Remove baked meatballs and set aside while making your Thai Chili Sauce.
- In a small saucepan add all of your Thai chili sauce ingredients except the cornstarch and bring to a boil.
- In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch with about 1 tablespoon of water.
- Turn heat on saucepan down and add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce pan and stir.
- Allow sauce to simmer until thickened.
- Transfer your sauce to a container to allow to cool off and reserve for dipping.
- In the same saucepan add a few of your meatballs with a few tablespoons of your pre-made sauce. You wont need all of the sauce to coat your meatballs. Save some to serve as a dipping sauce with your meatballs or for future marinades.
- Keep the heat medium to low to prevent from burning as you gently move the meatballs around in the sauce pan to coat your meatballs. Place glazed meatballs on a rack to cool.
- Repeat until all meatballs are glazed.
- Finish by adding a touch of parsley on your meatballs prior to serving.
I served these Thai Chili Turkey Meatballs with a Cucumber Dill Salad. Recipe here: https://citygirlcook.com/2019/12/04/cucumber-dill-salad/