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Baked Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

These Baked Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are a long-time family favorite. Serve them for dinner over rice, or as an appetizer.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizers, Entrees
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Poultry Recipes
Servings: 30 Meatballs
Calories: 62kcal


The Sauce:

  • cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • cup water
  • ¼ cup soya sauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

The Meatballs:

  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey meat preferably not extra-lean
  • ½ medium yellow onion grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


The Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, combine rice vinegar, agave nectar, water, soya sauce, ¼ cup canola oil, ginger, garlic, flour, and sesame seeds.
  • Whisk the sauce together and place over medium heat. Simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Keep warm.

The Meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, grated onion, garlic, ginger, parsley, five-spice powder, egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well to combine. Using a 2 tablespoon portion of the turkey mixture, form meatballs by rolling between the palms of your hands. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly.
  • Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Brush the meatballs liberally with the sauce. Return to the oven for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
  • These can be served over rice or as hors d'oeuvres. Either way, serve with the extra sauce.


Serving: 1Meatball | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg