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Hoisin Glazed Asian Turkey Meatballs on circular serving dish with toothpicks and a slice of lime

Hoisin-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

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Hoisin Glazed Asian Turkey Meatballs with ginger, sesame and water chestnuts. The simple hoisin glaze is a mixture of hoisin sauce, lime and cilantro, and gives these lean appetizers a sweet and spicy kick! Serve them for a football snack or appetizer and watch them disappear!


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  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root, preferably grated with a rasp-style grater
  • 1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek sauce (see *ingredient note) or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 scallions, minced plus sliced scallion greens for garnish, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 20 ounces 90% lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1/2 cup drained, finely chopped water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup purchased Hoisin Sauce (see *ingredient note)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves (coriander)
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Black and/or white sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Whisk Tamari or soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and sambal or crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add 2 minced scallions, egg, turkey, panko and water chestnuts and stir to combine.
  3. Drop turkey mixture by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, gently re-shaping into ball shapes with moistened hands. Transfer to the oven. Bake until the meat is cooked through, 17 to 19 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes.
  4. Stir Hoisin sauce, cilantro and lime juice in a large bowl. Add half of the cooked meatballs and gently stir to coat. Transfer to a platter. Repeat with the remaining meatballs. Sprinkle with the remaining sliced scallions and sesame seeds and serve hot with toothpicks.


Ingredient Note:

Sambal Oelek is available in the Asian section of large supermarkets, Asian markets and health food stores.

Make Ahead and Leftovers

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to three days. To reheat the meatballs place in a medium baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover with foil and bake at 325 for 25 minutes or until steaming hot. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with cilantro and green onions.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs
  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 7.2 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 7 grams
  • Protein: 12 grams
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