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Asian Turkey Meatballs w/ Whole 30 Teriyaki

These Asian Turkey Meatballs are coated with a Whole 30 approved Teriyaki sauce that is sweetened with orange juice! These a super easy weeknight meal!

THE TIME HAS COME!! I have posted my Asian Turkey Meatballs on instagram a few times.  I love them for week nights because they are so simple to whip together and go perrrrfectly with Cauliflower Fried Rice!

I can’t take full responsibility for this recipe though because I usually make the hubby make them for me.  He is known as the meatball master around our house because he kills the meatball game.  I swear.  We could both make the same recipe and his always turn out better than mine.  Maybe its the way he mixes the spices in?  Maybe he adds a secret ingredient when i’m not looking?  I don’t know but I just leave meatball making up to him. Which I love and he loves even more.

Perfection!  Now you know why we eat meatballs at least twice a week. 🙂

So most teriyaki sauces become thick from lots of added sugar or corn syrup.  But for this sauce, I add orange juice to sweeten and arrowroot to thicken.  Arrowroot is seriously the best thing to have in your pantry on whole 30.  Trust me!  You can totally toss the sauce on the balls after you cook them but I like to pour it on before so they cook in the sauce and get all bubbly and fabulous.  Here…

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These Asian Turkey Meatballs are coated with a Whole 30 approved Teriyaki sauce that is sweetened with orange juice! These a super easy weeknight meal!

Oh and this is arrowroot i use:

These Asian Turkey Meatballs are coated with a Whole 30 approved Teriyaki sauce that is sweetened with orange juice! These a super easy weeknight meal!

Look at those beauties!! 🙂

These Asian Turkey Meatballs are coated with a Whole 30 approved Teriyaki sauce that is sweetened with orange juice! These a super easy weeknight meal!

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Asian Turkey Meatballs w/ Whole 30 Teriyaki

5 from 1 reviews

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Few cracks of pepper

Sauce:

  • ½ cup coconut aminos (or tamari)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 heaping teaspoon arrowroot powder + 1 teaspoon cold water (mixed together)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl add turkey, egg, coconut flour, garlic powder, ground ginger, salt and pepper and mix to combine completely. Divide into 16 meatballs and place them in an 8×8 inch pyrex. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine coconut aminos, water, orange juice, garlic powder & ground ginger. Bring to a boil and add the arrowroot and water mixture. Whisk vigorously to keep from clumping! Pour sauce over the meatballs evenly and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  3. Toss cooked meatballs in the sauce and garnish with sesame seeds!

 

 

25 replies
    • Kelsey says:

      Thanks Chrissa!!! You gotta try it!! Hubby approved is very important around this house!! 🙂 Let me know what you think!

      Reply
  1. Kristine says:

    Hi!! I’m super excited to make this, I actually have everything on hand. I’m curious, what did you prepare your caulirice with? Is it mixed with more of teriyaki sauce or something else delicious??

    Reply
    • Kelsey says:

      I link to my cauliflower fried rice recipe in this post! It is delish, coconut aminos (or soy sauce) and some spices!

      Reply
  2. Megan says:

    I just made these and they’re amazing! I used ground chicken thighs instead of turkey since I find it a little bland. Otherwise I followed the instructions exactly and it turned out great!

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  3. Stací says:

    I rated it 5 stars just based off the smell, I haven’t eaten them yet because tonight was a prep night but I’m VERY excited to. I have a question, my sauce became very gooey almost instantly when I added the arrowroot water mixture. Thoughts? Did I do too much? Was the water too cold/not cold enough? Suggestions for next time would be a huge help!!

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    • Kelsey says:

      Hello! Not sure about that! Maybe the water was too cold but the amount in the recipe should be correct! It also could be your burner was on too high. If you like it thinner you can use a little less!

      Reply

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