Asian Turkey Meatballs

Was anyone else getting eyestrain from constantly rolling their eyes at Deflategate?  So stupid.

Don’t get me wrong:  I completely believe in fair play, and calling overpaid jabronies out when they try to pull something because they think they are invisible.  And I love me a good scandal.  But this?  This was not news.  This was obnoxious.  You couldn’t turn on any local or national news station, not even NPR for God’s sake, without being bombarded with this debate about the footballs having 15% less air pressure than regulation.  The result?  NOTHING.  The only things lost were our time and our brain cells for being consumed with this nonsense.  I’m not even a Pats fan.  I really didn’t care.  I’m just mad that it was “huge news” and there was no result.  At. All.  I felt like I was watching interviews of elementary school children giving their accounts and opinions of who cheated on a test.  And the name itself made it sound like it was a real thing!  AHH I want the last week of my life back.

Like they wouldn’t have let the Pats play, right?  The Superbowl is the single most watched televised event in the US every year.  The commercials, the sponsors, the tickets, the vendors… you think the NFL would make New England bow out because of a little air and cost them billions of bucks?  Hell to the no.

So, after that bag of WTF has been taken out to the curb, let’s look ahead to our Superbowl parties!  Last week, I gave you my super easy, super dependable Italian Turkey Meatballs recipe.  I continuing with possible Superbowl snacks, I wanted to whip up another meatball that was a definite crowdpleaser.  You gotta give these a try!  They are sweet, tangy, and as spicy as you want to make them.  I could eat ALL of these!


Materials:

  •  two mixing bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • cooking spray
  • baking sheet

Ingredients for meatballs:

  • 1.3 lb-package ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1-2 T minced garlic
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c chopped scallions
  • 2 T ginger
  • 2 T hoisin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 1 c hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 c Mirin (rice vinegar)
  • 1/4 c sesame oil
  • 1/3 c soy sauce
  • ginger and garlic to taste
  • Sriracha to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.IMG_3495
  3. Mix with your hand until just combined. (Do not over mix.)
  4. Using a tablespoon to help measure, create your meatballs and place on your baking sheet.
  5. Bake meatballs for about 15-18 minutes, or until cooked through. FullSizeRender_1
  6. In another bowl, mix ingredients for sauce. FullSizeRender
  7. Pour rest of sauce over meatballs for serving. Enjoy!FullSizeRender_3

Asian Turkey Meatballs

  • Servings: 20-30 meatballs
  • Time: 35
  • Difficulty: medium
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Materials:

  •  two mixing bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • cooking spray
  • baking sheet

Ingredients for meatballs:

  • 1.3 lb-package ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1-2 T minced garlic
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 c panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c chopped scallions
  • 2 T ginger
  • 2 T hoisin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 1 c hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 c Mirin (rice vinegar)
  • 1/4 c sesame oil
  • 1/3 c soy sauce
  • ginger and garlic to taste
  • Sriracha to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  3. Mix with your hand until just combined. (Do not over mix.)
  4. Using a tablespoon to help measure, create your meatballs and place on your baking sheet.
  5. Bake meatballs for about 15-18 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. In another bowl, mix ingredients for sauce.
  7. Pour rest of sauce over meatballs for serving. Enjoy!

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