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Korean Meatballs

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.



Korean Meatballs are flavourful meatballs that make a delicious weeknight meal when served over cooked rice or noodles.

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

These moist turkey meatballs are sweet and savoury with a bit of a kick.

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

This meatball recipe takes about fifty minutes from start to finish and serves four.

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

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To make these Asian meatballs, I started by dumping some ground turkey, an egg, breadcrumbs, gochujang paste, ginger powder, salt and pepper into a mixing bowl.

ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, gochujang paste, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl

I mixed all of the ingredients together until well combined.

ground turkey meatball mixture in a mixing bowl

I used a tablespoon to scoop the turkey mixture and formed the scoops into balls.

raw turkey meatballs on a plate

I poured some chicken broth, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce and gochujang paste into a mixing bowl and whisked them together well.

Korean meatball cooking sauce being stirred in a bowl

I heated a large skillet over medium-high heat.

I placed the meatballs in the skillet and cooked them until they were browned on each side.

turkey meatballs cooking in a skillet

I poured the sauce mixture into the skillet and reduced the heat to medium-low.

turkey meatballs cooking in sauce in a skillet

I left the meatballs to cook in the sauce for ten minutes.

I added a cornstarch slurry to the skillet during the last five minutes of cooking time to thicken the sauce.

Then the meatballs were ready to serve.

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

I garnished the meatballs with sesame seeds and chopped green onions to serve.

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

I served my Asian meatballs with cooked rice.

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious meatball recipe, then you need to try these Korean Meatballs!

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These Korean Meatballs:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs or regular breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon pepper paste or gochujang paste (if you don’t like spicy food use a mild pepper paste)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper paste or gochujang paste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (mix with 2 tablespoons water)

Garnish

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions chopped

How to Make Korean Meatballs:

  1. Place all the ingredients for the meatballs in a medium bowl, and mix everything until it’s well combined.
  2. Shape the meatballs using 1 tablespoon of the turkey mixture. Set aside
  3. In another bowl mix broth, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce and pepper paste.
  4. Heat a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Place the meatballs in the skillet, add cook over medium-high heat until the meatballs are browned on each side.
  6. Pour sauce into the skillet with the meatballs, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  7. To thicken the sauce, mix the cornstarch with water and add it to the skillet during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  8. Serve hot garnish with sesame seeds and green onion if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

FAQS:

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

  • Yes, you can shape the meatballs ahead of time and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them.

How do I store the meatballs?

  • Leftover meatballs can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat them in the microwave or oven before serving.

Can I freeze the meatballs?

  • Yes, you can freeze the meatballs. Place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw them in the fridge overnight.


What are the taste and the texture of the Asian Meatballs?

  • The Asian meatballs are slightly sweet, savory, and spicy. They are tender and juicy on the inside with a sticky exterior. The sesame seeds add a nice nutty flavor and the green onion adds a touch of sweetness and crunch.
Yield: 4 servings

Korean Meatballs

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

Korean Meatballs are delicious turkey meatballs with a sweet and spicy glaze.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs or regular breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon pepper paste or gochujang paste (if you don’t like spicy food use a mild pepper paste)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper paste or gochujang paste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (mix with 2 tablespoons water)

Garnish

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions chopped

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients for the meatballs in a medium bowl, and mix everything until it’s well combined.
  2. Shape the meatballs using 1 tablespoon of the turkey mixture. Set aside
  3. In another bowl mix broth, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce and pepper paste.
  4. Heat a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Place the meatballs in the skillet, add cook over medium-high heat until the meatballs are browned on each side.
  6. Pour sauce into the skillet with the meatballs, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  7. To thicken the sauce, mix the cornstarch with water and add it to the skillet during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  8. Serve hot garnish with sesame seeds and green onion if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

  • I used Panko breadcrumbs, but you could also use regular breadcrumbs.
  • If you don’t like spicy food, use a mild pepper paste.
  • Hoisin sauce is a sweet and savory sauce that can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores.
  • Ginger powder can be found in the spice aisle of your grocery store.
  • Chicken broth can be replaced with vegetable broth or water.
  • Rice vinegar is a type of vinegar that can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores. You could also use white vinegar.
  • Cornstarch is used to thicken the sauce. You could also use arrowroot powder or tapioca flour.
  • Sesame seeds are optional, but they add a nice flavor and texture to the dish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 1184mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 34g

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