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Asian Meatballs

Asian meatballs did he say?

Well yeah, it’s got a story

My kids are absolutely crazy for Chinese food and are always looking for an excuse to get some

I was working late and was on my way home when my kids requested Chinese food for dinner

It was already to late to order and the restaurant was not exactly on my way home

So it was time to start thinking

I knew we had ground turkey (a staple in my house) and a slew of Asian ingredients so I decided I was making Asian meatballs

Let me tell you we are all a big fan now

Let’s start off with the ground turkey.  Feel free to substitute ground beef, pork, chicken, etc.

   We used 3 pounds (With a 16 year old son who plays football, leftovers are essential)

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When I think of Asian cuisine, I think of the freshness of flavor

We will need 3 scallions, 1 carrot, 3 garlic cloves, 3 eggs and some fresh ginger

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Remove the very top part of the scallion as well as the bottom or root, discard and give the rest a chop

Peel the carrot and remove the top as well, then dice very finely

Peel and grate the ginger and garlic (you should end up with roughly a tablespoon of ginger, you can add or take away depending on your taste)

Whisk the eggs together

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Add these ingredients to the meat

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Now we are going to add more Asian flavors as well as bread crumbs to bind the mixture

We will need 1 cup of Panko (Japanese bread crumbs), 1 cup of plain bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce and  2 tablespoons of duck sauce (or plum sauce)

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Add these ingredients to the meat mixture

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Time to get dirty

Using your hands gently fold all the ingredients together until well combined

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Preheat your oven to 350 F

I like to use a measuring cup to scoop out the meat balls (something I picked up from my Father in law)

Here I’m using a 1/3 cup measure which will make fairly large meatballs (you can drop to 1/4 cup or really get crazy and use 1/2 cup)

Lay some parchment paper in a sheet pan

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Time to scoop away!

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Don’t worry what they look like

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We will come back and roll them up properly using our hands

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Place them in the oven and bake around 20 minutes (obviously you can fry these if you want, or juggle them, not recommended)

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Now these already have an Asian flair going on

Do you think that’s enough?

Nope

How about a glaze!

We will need 4 tablespoons of hoisin sauce, 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of Sriracha sauce, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil and 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds

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Place all of these ingredients into a bowl

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Whisk them together

At the 20 minute mark, remove the meatballs from the oven

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Start brushing them with the glaze

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Looking good!

Place them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes

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We served this with some white rice and a scallion garnish!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Asian Meatballs

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

For the meatballs

3 pounds of ground turkey

3 scallions

1 carrot

3 garlic cloves

3 eggs

1 tablespoon of fresh ginger

1 cup of Panko (Japanese breadcrumb)

1 cup of plain bread crumb

1/4 cup of soy sauce

2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons of duck sauce

For the glaze

4 tablespoons of hoisin sauce

4 tablespoons of soy sauce

2 teaspoons of sriracha sauce

2 teaspoons of sesame oil

1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds

Directions

For the meatballs

Add 3 pounds of ground turkey to a large bowl.  Remove the very top part of 3 scallions as well as the bottom or root, discard and chop the rest.  Peel 1 carrot and remove the top as well, then dice very finely.  Peel and grate around 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger and 3 garlic cloves.  Whisk the eggs together.  Add to the ground meat

Next add into the bowl 1 cup of Panko (Japanese bread crumbs), 1 cup of plain bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce and  2 tablespoons of duck sauce (or plum sauce).  Using your hands gently fold all the ingredients together until well combined

Preheat your oven to 350 F.  Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop out the meatballs onto a sheet pan covered in parchment paper.  Roll them up properly using your hands.  Place them in the oven and bake around 20 minutes

At the 20 minute mark remove the meatballs from the oven.   Start brushing them with the glaze.  Place them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes

For the glaze

In a bowl whisk together 4 tablespoons of hoisin sauce, 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of Sriracha sauce, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil and 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds

Royal Classique Measuring Cups

Architec Gripperwood Cutting Board

OXO Good Grips Flat Whisk

Pyrex Prepware 4-Quart Rimmed Mixing Bowl, Clear

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