Asian Turkey Meatballs


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ cup minced cilantro
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1egg, lightly beaten
  • 2scallions, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 slices fresh ginger, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 box toothpicks
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


  • Step 2

    Combine turkey, cilantro, bread crumbs, egg, scallions, vegetable oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce in a large bowl. Gently mix with your hands until combined. Roll tablespoon-sized scoops between your palms to form meatballs. Arrange meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until well browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce. Smash ginger with the heavy side of a knife and place in a small pot. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar. Stir over medium-low until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Simmer, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Fish out ginger and divide sauce among small cups.

  • Step 5

    Serve meatballs alongside sauce, with toothpicks for dipping.

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