Teriayki Turkey Meatballs are a delicious dinner that is bursting with flavor from a homemade Teriyaki sauce! Serve over rice or eat them all on their own.
Friends, these turkey teriyaki meatballs are so delicious and juicy! They are baked and not fried and we swapped ground beef for ground turkey, which makes these meatballs a bit healthier and low in fat! We love adding turkey to our regular menu whether it be an easy Turkey Taco Wrap or a delicious Orange & Thyme Turkey Cutlet. One of our favorite flavors is Teriyaki, it’s sweet and tangy and has that delicious asian flavor with the sesame oil. We love Shady Brook Farms Turkey products. I had to the chance to visit one of their 700 independent farms last fall and they take such good care of their turkeys making sure we serve the best possible product to our families.
This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and comes together pretty quickly! From start to finish you can have this whole dish “dinner-table-ready” in about 30-40 minutes. We added light brown sugar to sweeten our teriyaki sauce but feel free to start off with less sugar if you don’t like you “sauce” as sweet. You can also cut the sauce ingredients in half if you plan on eating the meatballs just as they are and not with rice or another side dish. I wanted extra sauce to be able to drizzle over our rice.
Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
- 1 lb ground turkey , we love Shady Brook Farms
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs , we prefer Panko
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp . ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp . garlic salt , you can use fresh garlic as well
- 1 tsp . sesame oil
- 1 TBSP cornstarch , mixed with water, if needed
For the Sauce:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup beef or chicken broth , I prefer beef flavor in this recipe
- 1/3-1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 3 TBSP . Hoisin sauce
- 1 TBSP . Soy Sauce
- 1 TBSP . Sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp . ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp . garlic salt
- Add all meatball ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to mix until combined. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-11 minutes.
- Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon roll into equal size meatballs. I used a 1-inch cookie scoop and then rolled them in my hands to be sure my meatballs were the same size.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10-11 minutes.
- Add the sauce ingredients to a large skillet on medium-high heat. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken.
- Add meatballs to sauce and allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Add small amounts of your cornstarch mixture until you reach your desired sauce consistency. We like ours thickened but still able to drizzle over rice.
We like to use a small 1-inch cookie scoop when making meatballs. Sometimes we just scoop the meatballs onto the baking pan and sometimes we roll them to make them a bit tighter. Either way, your meatballs will taste delicious! Just be sure you don’t over bake them in the oven as they will continue to cook for a few minutes on the stove top.
I hope you add these to your families menu.