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Asian Turkey Meatballs

Asian turkey meatballs are the best easy recipe for a weeknight meal. Throw them on top of pasta or spaghetti squash, it’s so flavorful!

Prep: 10 minsCook: 20 minsTotal: 30 mins
Servings: 16 1x



  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 egg
  • handful cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil, for cooking
  • additional sesame and chopped cilantro for topping


  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. First, in a medium bowl, smash your ground turkey with a fork so it’s broken up.
  2. Then, add the onion, garlic, tamari (or soy sauce), hot sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and egg.
  3. Use your fork to mix everything together.
  4. Fold in the cilantro.
  5. Place a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Make golf-sized balls from the meatball mixture and place them into the coconut oil.
  7. Fill the entire pan with balls, and turn down the heat to medium.
  8. Use tongs to flip the balls after about 5 minutes.
  9. Cook another 3 – 5 minutes and flip again.
  10. Continue to turn the meatballs until they are cooked through, another 5-10 minutes. Turn down the heat a bit if they are too brown when you turn them.
  11. In a small bowl, whisk together the avocado oil, tamari (or soy sauce), agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works), hot sauce, and sesame oil.
  12. When you only have a few minutes left for cooking, pour the sauce over the meatballs and cook the remaining 2-3 minutes, until the sauce reduces a bit.
  13. Serve over noodles, zoodles, in a lettuce wrap, the list goes on!
  14. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and cilantro as wanted.

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 4 meatballs
  • Calories: 369
  • Sodium: 2464mg
  • Fat: 22.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.8g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 37.3g
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