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Asian Turkey Meatballs Recipe

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Are you looking for a delicious appetizer recipe or simple meal idea? This Asian Turkey Meatballs Recipe makes 12 meatballs (or possibly up to 18 smaller meatballs) that you can easily make right now.

Easy appetizers are great to have on hand! This meatball recipe is one of the best.

This is a great recipe to have on your radar the next time you’re wanting to enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends. And I think we can all agree that cooking up these meatballs and topping them with sesame seeds or green onions make for a totally tasty treat.

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Once the meatballs are cooked, you’re going to wonder where this easy recipe has been all your life! Tender, juicy, and delicious! I love simple easy recipes like this!

Asian Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Know what I love about this recipe You grab a bowl, combine the ingredients, and cook up these delicious meatball bites. And while there are a few more steps than that, you get where I’m going with this. (You can also bake them on a baking sheet if you want but I prefer frying them on my stovetop instead.)

My boys are always looking for ways to get more protein in their diet. Luckily, the turkey meat is loaded down with protein and great flavor AND less fat than using ground beef. All of those things are a win to me and are some of the biggest reasons that I continue to make this recipe over and over again.

asian turkey meatballs recipe

What is a substitute for plum sauce?

If you’re not able to find plum sauce or decide to make this recipe on a whim and can’t get it in time, you can use duck sauce as well. Both would make for a delicious flavor and taste.

And in all reality, since this sauce has a bit of a sweet and tart flavor, that’s going to be the type of sauce that you’re looking for these types of recipes moving forward.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Asian Turkey Meatballs Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Best Meatball Recipes:

Once you make this Plum Sauce Meatballs Recipe, you’re going to want all the meatballs! And this is something that I agree with, y’all! The more recipes that are all for meatballs, the better! I’ve gathered up some of the best that I think you’ll love, too.

BBQ Meatballs are a super fast and easy recipe that everyone will love!

Kid-Friendly Meatballs are certain to make the kids happy and fill their bellies full of great food.

Holy Moly. These Cheesy Meatball Bites are amazing!

These Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs are hearty comfort food to make for the family!

You’re going to love the taste of these Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs!

Bacon Cheddar Meatballs are one flavor that everyone will love.

Ground Chicken recipes can easily make some of the best meatballs, ever.

this meatball recipe is made with the sweet and sour notes of delicious plum sauce

What meats can you use to make meatballs?

This is what makes meatball recipes so great! This meatball recipe uses turkey, but you can easily use ground beef or ground chicken as well. As long as you be certain to cook the meat all the way through, you’ll have options to use.

More Turkey Recipes:

this turkey meatballs recipe comes together quickly for a delicious weeknight dinner

Asian Turkey Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Asian Turkey Meatballs are delicious.


  • 1 pound of turkey breast ground
  • ½ cup of white onion finely chopped
  • ½ bell pepper finely chopped
  • ¼ cup of bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ cup of heated plum sauce
  • 2 scallions finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds


Place the turkey, onion, bell pepper, bread crumbs, eggs, garlic powder, salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands, knead all the ingredients until well blended. If the mixture doesn’t hold together, add a bit more bread crumbs. Make 18 meatballs approximately the same size.

Heat the olive oil to a medium temperature in a large skillet. I like to use my cast iron skillet but any will do. Add the meatballs and stir to brown on all sides. Cover and allow them to simmer 10 to 15 minutes.

Place the meatballs on a platter and top with the plum sauce, scallions, and sesame seeds. Serve at once with noodles or brown rice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 446mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 26g

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If you love these meatballs, you are going to really enjoy every recipe on this list of Asian Noodle Instant Pot Recipes!

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