04 November 2012

Hoisin-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

I'm not a huge fan of football, BUT I am a huge fan of getting together with friends for football games! That usually means that we have a spread of fun beverages and snacks.  I made these Hoisin-glazed turkey meatballs and they were devoured in seconds.  I suggest doubling the recipe for a large crowd!

Hoisin-Glazed Turkey Meatballs
(Adapted from Healthy Seasonal Recipes)
Yield: 2 dozen 

2 Tbsp. Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp. Fresh Ginger, minced
1 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
2 Green Onions, minced (plus more for garnish)
1/2 C. Water Chestnuts, drained & finely chopped
1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey
1/4 C. Hoisin Sauce
2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp. Lime Juice, freshly squeezed

Preheat oven to 400F degrees  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (will make for easier cleanup)!  Whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes and sugar in a large bowl.  Whisk in cornstarch.  Then add the green onions and water chestnuts.  Mix in the turkey until completely combined.

Using a small trigger scoop or your hands, drop turkey mixture in rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet.  Lightly coat the meatballs with cooking spray and transfer to the oven.  Bake until meat is cooked through (15-17 minutes).

While the meatballs are in the oven, prepare the glaze.  Stir Hoisin sauce, cilantro and lime juice in a large bowl.  Add the cooked meatballs and gently stir to coat. Place on a platter or serving dish.  Sprinkle with remaining sliced scallions and sesame seeds.  Serve hot with toothpicks.


  1. Yum, these look amazing. I love hoisin sauce.

  2. Yum!! I want these for lunch today!!


  3. Yes, yes, yes - these flavors sound amazing! Pinning for future use!

  4. I know those are awesome, just by looking!

  5. Looks wonderful!!! Let's make these next week!

  6. Holy cow (or turkey!) these look amazing. And I always have ground turkey on hand - can't wait to make these. Thanks for sharing!

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