One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

Do you love Asian-inspired meals, but need something different? Then look no further than our One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs. We infuse these flavorful meatballs with bursting flavors that will make your taste buds dance. We pair the turkey meatballs with pea pods and white rice for a vibrant sight to see and filling turkey meal prep recipe to eat. 

 

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

These tender and juicy hoisin meatballs are high in protein and feed a hungry appetite with 4 meatballs per serving, white rice, and pea pods. They’re browned on the outside and cooled before storing in a zip-top bag with an Asian hoisin sauce. This makes for less work on busy days. Just thaw and simmer in the sauce!  

 

How long will One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs last for?

Your turkey meatballs will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator if properly stored. Store your one pan Asian turkey meatballs in shallow airtight containers, or wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. 

Can One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze one pan Asian turkey meatballs in one of two ways. You can form the meatballs and place the meatballs in a ziplock bag with the sauce. That way, your meatballs are ready to go on another day. Or, you can cook the meatballs and freeze them after the turkey meatballs cool. How you freeze the meatballs depends on your plans for future meals, but you always want to use freezer bags to store your meatballs. Using freezer bags makes sense for thawing and reheating meatballs and takes up less freezer space. 

 

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs Ingredients:

For Meatballs  

  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey  
  • 1 large egg  
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs 
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro  
  • 2 tsp minced garlic  
  • 1 tsp ground ginger  
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes  
  • tbsp olive oil, for cooking 
  • 2 cups pea pods  

For Sauce 

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos 
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free hoisin sauce  
  • tbsp lime juice or rice wine vinegar  

For Serving  

  • tbsp toasted sesame seeds  
  • 4 cups cooked white rice  

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

 

How do you make One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs?

Now we get to the fun part! Start by forming the meatballs by combining all the meatball ingredients into a medium-sized bowl. You will form 16 savory meatballs and place them on a parchment paper-lined sheet. Then you brown the turkey meatballs for 8 minutes. From here, place your meatballs, pea pods, and sauce ingredients in a ziplock back. You can either freeze this turkey meal prep to use later or let it sit in your fridge for two hours to marinate before cooking. When you’re ready to finish One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs recipe, cook the meatballs and sauce mixture in a large pan for 18 to 20 minutes. Just like that, you have Asian-inspired turkey meatballs in less than 30 minutes!

 

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

 

How to portion One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs?

Store your meals in four MPOF meal prep containers, placing the meatballs and pea pods in the 2-cup compartment and the rice in the 1-cup compartment. Put the meals in the fridge and you’ve got deliciously easy lunches or dinners for four days. 

 

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

 

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Also, check out The Ultimate Guide To Meatballs Recipes – turkey, chicken, beef, and more! 

 

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

 

Other tips for making One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs:

  • Keep your meatballs small (walnut-sized) so they cook quickly and thoroughly in your sauce. 

  • For moisture and flavor, add grated onion and whole milk Greek yogurt when forming your meatballs. 

  • If you use wet ingredients to form your meatballs, be gentle when combining the wet and dry ingredients so you don’t have tough meatballs.

  • Keep the heat to medium or simmer when cooking the meatballs in the sauce. 

 

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs

One Pan Asian Turkey Meatballs  

These tender and juicy hoisin meatballs are high in protein and feed a hungry appetite with 4 meatballs per serving, white rice, and pea pods. They’re browned on the outside and cooled before storing in a zip-top bag with an Asian hoisin sauce. This makes for less work on busy days. Just thaw and simmer in the sauce! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: gluten free, Meatballs, one pan, Turkey
Servings: 4
Calories: 614kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

For Meatballs

  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for cooking
  • 2 cups pea pods

For Sauce

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice or rice wine vinegar

For Serving

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 cups cooked white rice

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients for meatballs in a medium mixing bowl and thoroughly mix with hands. Form into 16 small meatballs and set aside on a wax paper-lined tray.
  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large pan for 2 minutes. Add meatballs and brown for 8 minutes, turning every 2 minutes.
  • Set meatballs on a plate to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add par-cooked meatballs, pea pods, and ingredients for the sauce in a 1-gallon zip-top bag. Store in the freezer until using. Thaw 24 hours in the refrigerator prior to cooking.
  • Heat a large pan over medium heat and add meatballs, pea pods, and sauce. Bring to a simmer and cover with lid slightly cracked. Cook for 18-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Add rice to 1 cup compartment of 4 MPOF real containers. Add 4 meatballs and approximately half a cup of pea pods to the large compartments. Spoon sauce over meatballs and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Refrigerate until enjoying.

Nutrition

Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 853mg
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