I thought life was rough finding products made without peanuts, due to Haley’s allergy…until I started searching for products without wheat. Holy moly. Eating gluten-free would be a lot of work.
But some of you are choosing that path voluntarily, or out of necessity (like one of Haley’s friends), so I started digging through my archives to see if any of the recipes qualified. I was happily surprised to see that many of them do! So, I created a gluten-free category on the blog. Lots of good stuff there, so go check it out!
These meatballs are the latest addition. They’re great on their own or served with noodles as a more complete meal. I actually made a double batch and froze them, since I know it won’t be long before we want them again.
Asian Turkey Meatballs
Makes 24 small meatballs
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
• 1 pound lean ground turkey
• 1 tablespoon minced ginger
• 1 cup cole slaw mix, chopped more
• 1/4 cup chopped scallions (about 3 onions)
• 3 teaspoons soy sauce (low sodium or gluten-free)
• 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium or gluten-free)
• 1/4 cup water
• 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, gently combine the turkey, ginger, cole slaw mix, scallions, tamari, sesame oil, and salt and pepper with your hands.
Using a small scoop (1.5 tablespoon) or spoon, roll into meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
To make the sauce: in a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, water, chili garlic sauce, and brown sugar. Whisk together until the sugar is dissolved, then divide sauce into two bowls (one for basting and one for dipping.) Set aside.
Bake the meatballs in the oven for 10 minutes. Using one of the bowls of sauce, brush or spoon the liquid over each meatball. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until browned and cooked through.
Serve meatballs with the second bowl of dipping sauce. (Do not use same sauce for basting and dipping to avoid cross contamination.)
(slightly adapted from Aggie’s Kitchen)
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