Thai Turkey Meatballs

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When I think of Thai food I always think of that sweet yet spicy flavor combo it’s famous for. And I love to play around with different combos to get that profile. These meatballs are no exception – Thai Turkey Meatballs have jalapeno, ginger and sweet chili sauce packed in. And the veggie noodle combo on the side is just yum!

Thai Turkey Meatballs

I made these meatballs a little bigger than typical meatballs because I wanted them to be closer to a meatloaf, to make sure you get all the flavors in one. You could also use a brownie bite pan to cook these up if you wanted.

If you can’t find the rice noodles (or don’t like), you could also use regular linguini or spaghetti pasta. You could also use a glass noodle or other chow mein style noodle. If you do use a flour based pasta, you may want to increase the amount of coco aminos you add, as they don’t soak it up quite the same way.

I use a fairly mild Sweet Chili Sauce – if you want a little more kick you could use a Chili Garlic Sauce instead.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!

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Thai Turkey Meatballs

Try something a little different tonight with Sweet Chili flavors!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, thai
Keyword ground turkey, meatballs, rice noodles, thai
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

For the Meatballs

  • 2 lb Ground Turkey
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • ½ Jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ½ cup Cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup Coco Aminos
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Ginger grated
  • ¼ cup Sweet Chili Sauce plus more for garnish

For the Noodles

  • 1 lb Rice Noodles for Stir Fry
  • 3 Carrots cut in matchsticks
  • ½ cup Cilantro chopped
  • ½ Jalapeno seeded and diced
  • ½ Red Onion sliced
  • 5 Radishes halved and sliced
  • ½ cup Sweet Chili Sauce
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • ½ cup Coco Aminos

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400deg. Start water boiling for noodles.
  • In a bowl combine carrots, radishes, onions, cilantro, jalapeno, lemon juice and sweet chili sauce. Toss until well coated and place in refrigerator.
  • In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients for meatballs. Form into 2-in balls and line out on a baking sheet (either covered with parchment paper or greased). Place in oven for 35 minutes.
  • Once water is boil, add noodles and cook as directed on package.
  • In a large saute pan or wok over medium-high heat, add oil. Once noodles are cooked add to oil along with coco aminos. Toss to coat and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add veggie mixture and toss to combine. Cook another 5 minutes.
  • Serve 3-5 meatballs per plate along with a portion of noodles and a drizzle of Sweet Chili Sauce.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

8 thoughts on “Thai Turkey Meatballs

  1. tarahlynn – Northern US – Come check us out at www.GrandmasHouseDIY.com - we took the house my mom grew up in, the 100 year old farm my grandparents lived in for over fifty years, and made it a home for us to grow old in! Come see how we did it! :)
    tarahlynn says:

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,514. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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