Judi's Thai-Inspired Turkey Meatballs


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.1
  • Total Fat: 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 528.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 25.1 g

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Ground turkey never tasted so good! Ground turkey never tasted so good!
Number of Servings: 10


    2.5 lbs ground turkey
    2 egg whites
    2 tbs soy sauce
    1/2 cup (1 bunch) chopped scallions
    2 tbs grated ginger (finely minced if you don't have a ginger grater)
    1 handful of fresh cilantro, minced
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs

    2 tbs soy sauce
    3 tbs lime juice
    1 tbs brown sugar
    1 tbs smooth peanut butter
    2 tbs water


Combine all ingredients for meatballs in a large bowl, mixing well. Shape into approximately 60 meatballs (1-tbs size each) and broil in upper third of oven about 10 minutes.

Turn and broil on second side until browned and slightly crisped.

In the meantime, combine all sauce ingredients (a whisk or hand blender makes the job easy).

Drizzle each serving (makes 10 servings, about 6 meatballs per serving) with 1 tbs sauce. Great served over brown rice, with steamed broccoli and portabello mushrooms!

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TIME4JUDI.


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  • I'm getting ready to make this. Taking it to work tomorrow. Any thoughts about how to keep it warm along with the sauce? - 5/9/12

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  • we tried this with the thai cabbage noodles - perfect pairing and everyone liked it! pretty simple to make too. - 4/3/12

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  • I have no idea what "Jo mama's" sauce is, but heck yeah this sauce rocks! Followed recipe except that I used crushed tomato's in place of tomato sauce. - 6/18/11

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  • Mmm...SO good! I too wish the sauce was thicker, and I also added more peanut butter. But my whole family loved it! It will definitely become a staple in our house. - 8/12/10

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  • This was delicious! I wish the sauce was a little thicker -- next time I may heat it up with some cornstarch to thicken it. Served it with brown rice, and some sauteed garlic, mushrooms, and bok choy. Yum yum yum! - 6/23/10

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  • wow, was this ever good. I used panko bread crumbs and pretty much went with the recipe for the turkey meatballs and the sauce. I served it over 2 oz.(yes, I really broke down and weighed the dry pasta!) of brown rice pasta. Seriously yummmmm. - 6/6/10

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  • This was great. We ended up making fewer slightly larger meatballs and cooked them up on the stovetop with a little non-stick cooking spray. I served over brown rice with steamed veggies. Awesome! - 1/27/10

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  • I haven't really tried this *yet*, but I've got ground turkey breast thawing as I type this, so I will definitely be making this later on. I'm confident that the 5 star rating I gave it is the right one, but I'll let you know if I change my mind. - 5/22/09

    Reply from TIME4JUDI (6/3/09)
    Hope you actually enjoyed these! They've been a favorite in my house for a while!

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  • yum - these were fantastic! I had them over whole wheat spaghetti. yum yum yum! - 8/11/08

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  • Sounds delicious and easy! I will surely try it since we love Thai food. I am sure this will taste great without the sauce in green or red curry too with veggies! Go Judi- what a fantastic idea... - 3/14/08

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  • Yummy! Hubby saw the turkey burger and said yuch, but after tasting the meatballs agree they tasted great. I would make extra sauce- I made the whole amount for one pound of turkey. Still enough for 2 meals for the 2 of us, but the extra sauce would be great. Served over noodles and spinach. - 11/13/07

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  • Wow! If you are looking for a new experience, this is it! What a way to add flare to turkey! Thanks for sharing it Judi. - 10/1/07

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  • Wonderful. My kids didn't like the sauce, so I might make a seperate recipe of just the sauce with more sugar and pb just for them. This is a great recipe. - 9/23/07

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  • I made thid using ground Chicken.Amazing.Absolutely delicious - 9/18/07

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  • Oh my gosh, to die for~ I'm not kidding.... You will be amazed by this one...............Go Judi! - 9/11/07

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