Asian Quinoa Meatball Recipe | The Olive Crush

Asian Quinoa Meatballs

Asian Quinoa Meatball Recipe | The Olive Crush

 
Looking for a new appetizer or light meal to add to your cooking mix? Try these Asian Quinoa Meatballs using healthy, low-fat ground turkey, iron-rich quinoa, and your favorite Asian food flavors! These meatballs clock in at around 60 calories each for a guilt free-dinner or snack.

Asian Quinoa Meatballs
Yields 20
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground turkey
  2. 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  7. 2 teaspoons Japanese Toasted Sesame Oil
  8. 1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
  9. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  10. Sesame seeds, for garnish
For the Sauce
  1. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  2. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  3. 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  4. 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  5. 1 teaspoon Japanese Toasted Sesame Oil
  6. 1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
  7. 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, quinoa, garlic, onions, egg, soy sauce, Japanese Toasted Sesame Oil, Sriracha, salt and pepper, to taste. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 18-20 meatballs.
  3. Place meatballs onto the prepared baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until all sides are browned and meatballs are cooked through.
  4. To make the sauce, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, sugar, Japanese Toasted Sesame Oil Sriracha and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium high heat.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. Stir into soy sauce mixture until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  6. Serve meatballs immediately with sauce, garnished with green onion and sesame seeds.
Notes
  1. Image from original recipe.
Adapted from Chungah
Adapted from Chungah
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