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Sesame-Ginger Turkey Meatballs in a Spicy Tahini Sauce

 

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And so my meatball obsession continues! I came up with this recipe yesterday when I realized I needed to go grocery shopping, but desperately did not want to go to the store. So then it became a game of what can I make out of the limited ingredients I have left over in my fridge from last week? And voila!! Sesame-Ginger Turkey Meatballs in a Spicy Tahini Sauce it is!

These meatballs are so good I don’t even know where to begin! The meatballs are baked and are packed full of flavor from the grated ginger, garlic and onion then you have the sauce that compliments the Asian flavors so beautifully and is creamy, yet spicy and sweet all at the same time!

I always use rolled oats in place of breadcrumbs for any of my meatball recipes. It sounds strange at first, but once you bake the meatballs the oats are completely absorbed and make the meatballs extra tender and soft.

These meatballs are perfectly paired with rice, cauliflower rice, or even quinoa. I served mine with a quick Asian salad and a side of cauliflower rice. I can’t wait for you guys to try this recipe!

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Sesame-Ginger Turkey Meatballs in a Spicy Tahini Sauce


Makes About 14 Medium Sized Meatballs


Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound organic ground turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced

Spicy Tahini Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup tahini paste
  • 2-3 tablespoons sriracha sauce (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raw honey

Top meatballs with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with a non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine all meatball ingredients together. Using your hands create about 14 medium sized meatballs and place each one on the baking sheet – being careful not to overcrowd them. Bake the meatballs for 18-20 minutes or until they are cooked through and nicely browned on top.

In a large bowl whisk together all ingredients for the spicy tahini sauce tasting it as you go and making it as spicy as you prefer. Once the meatballs are cooked place them in the large bowl with the sauce and toss them well until each one is coated. Top the meatballs with sesame seeds and fresh cilantro. Serve with rice, cauliflower rice or quinoa.

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