Saturday, August 17, 2013

200 Calorie Asian Turkey Meatballs


I love doing meatballs in the oven. It's such a quick, easy dinner. You only really have to clean one bowl and everything is done in under a half an hour.

You'll need:

  • 1/2 pound ground lean turkey
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat panko crumbs
  • 1 tbs ginger paste or freshly grated ginger
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha sauce, depending on how spicy you want it
  • 2 tbs diced green onions 
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
200 calories a serving

This makes about 10 meatballs and is enough for two as a meal. Double or triple accordingly.

A couple of notes - I think we all know Sriracha makes everything better, so feel free to add or cut back on the magic rooster sauce depending on how spicy you want your meatballs. In a pinch, you can substitute regular onions for green onions and garlic powder for cloves. Do you, work with your pantry, etc.

Lastly, as previously I have sung the praises of Gourmet Garden's tube o' basil, I'm also obsessed with their ginger paste. Let's be real, fresh ginger is kind of a pain to grate and work with, but this ginger paste is crazy flavorful, keeps forever, and you only need to squeeze. It's usually in the produce section of the grocery store by the fresh herbs.

I am in no way sponsored by the Gourmet Garden corporation. BUT I WOULD LOVE TO BE.

Set the oven to 350. In a large bowl, take all the ingredients and hand mix (like really, get your hands in there) them together until you've got an even mixture. On a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or tin foil, roll ping pong ball sized meatballs of the turkey mixture and spread them out so they're not touching. Bake for 22-25 minutes.

I like to serve these with edamame for a quick weeknight dinner. 




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