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Honey sriracha meatballs

Honey Sriracha Meatballs


  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These honey sriracha meatballs are baked turkey meatballs coated in a thick sweet and spicy sauce. They're ready in only 30 minutes and full of Asian-inspired flavors. Perfect as a quick and healthy dinner or meal prep.


Ingredients

Scale

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoon low sodium soy sauce (or Tamari for gluten-free)

Sauce:

  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce (or Tamari for gluten-free)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For Serving:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions
  • White rice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ingredients for the meatballs.
  3. Form meatballs by scooping with a spoon or cookie scoop balls that are about 1 - 1.5 tablespoons large. Place them on a parchment paper or foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs for 20 - 25 minutes, until they are lightly browned on top and cooked through.
  5. While the meatballs cook, mix together all of the ingredients for the sauce except for the cornstarch in a medium bowl.
  6. Pour the sauce into a large skillet over medium high heat. Bring the sauce to a boil. Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Stir the slurry into the sauce and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  7. Simmer the sauce for 4 - 5 minutes, until thickened. Stir often. If desired, taste and add more Sriracha for spice. Some brands of Sriracha are spicier than others so be sure to taste before adding more.
  8. Once the meatballs are cooked, add them to the skillet and toss to coat them in the sauce.
  9. Serve immediately, optionally over white rice and topped with sesame seeds and green onions.

Notes

  • Spice: some brands of Sriracha sauce are spicier than others. If you want a less spicy dish, add less Sriracha to the meatballs and sauce. Taste the sauce as you make it and add more if you want to dial up the spice. 
  • Making the meatballs: lightly wet your hands before forming the meatballs to prevent them from sticking. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Oven Baked & Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 290
  • Sugar: 17.9g
  • Sodium: 690mg
  • Fat: 9.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.8g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 25.1g
  • Cholesterol: 122mg

Keywords: meatballs, Asian, Sriracha, honey, meal prep, sauce