Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chinese-Style Meatballs

     I had some ground turkey and was supposed to make spaghetti with it, but that didn't sound good. So I googled "ground turkey recipes" and found this. I thought, "This sounds weird, yet interesting, and strangely good." So we tried it and now my husband said we should eat it once a week!

Chinese-Style Meatballs and dipping sauce 
recipe adapted from here

Ingredients for Meatballs 

1.25 pounds ground turkey (1 Jenny-O package) 
2 tbsp soy sauce 
1 tbsp sesame oil 
1 tbsp vegetable oil 
1 egg, beaten 
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs 

Ingredients for dipping sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce 
1 tbsp rice vinegar 
1/4 cup brown sugar 
sprinkle of ginger 


1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine all ingredients until mixed well.
3. Scoop tablespoon sized meatballs onto cookie sheet (I use a small cookie scoop).

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

5. While the meatballs are baking, make the dipping sauce. 

 6. In a small saucepan, combine ingredients and cook on low until sugar dissolves. 

Serve meatballs with rice and veggies.


  1. Hahaha! What the heck is Lucy's face? That is hilarious! These look so easy and good. I must try. And I see that kitchenaid mixer back there. Jealous.

  2. sooo cute that you're teaching the kiddos to cook early =) love it! It helps them try so much more eh? <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. these look simple! thanks for posting such great ideas-my family thanks you;)

  4. Hi Erin,
    Your Chinese Style Meatballs look so good. Thank you for sharing and hope you are having a great day!

  5. Visiting through Delicious Dishes. Your girls are adorable and Abby is obviously on her way to being a great cook. Love these meatballs. Much more interesting for me than spaghetti and meatballs as well. I'll have to give them a try.

  6. i need a couple of darling helpers in my are they with dishes? :) these meatballs look wonderful...i love that they hit the spot while still being low fat. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  7. What great flavors! I love, love, love the fact that you use turkey and that they're baked. I'm printing out the recipe and am going to give these a try with my family!

    It's such a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Thank you!


  8. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up to our blog hop! It looks delicious!

    So funny that you are also one of 4 sisters. I just happened upon another blog of 4 sisters that have a blog together(crumbs and chaos) so this is such a small world!