I am a big fan of spicy food. And although these are not super spicy, they have just enough kick to them to satisfy me without being too hot for my kids to eat.
It's a very basic and versatile meatball recipe that can be used with any type of sauce that you want. But this is one of my favorite sauces for them.
The ginger, orange zest and chilies are a delicious combination.
I love sweet with a little spice in it!!
Spicy Turkey Meatballs:
Makes 24 meatballs/4 servings of 6 meatballs
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 cup water
3 TBS white vinegar
2 TBS low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
3 TBS stevia in the raw
3 TBS chopped scallions, plus more for garnish
5-6 dried chilies, chopped (most of the seeds removed, adjust to heat desire)
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tsp fresh orange zest
1 clove garlic, minced
Mix turkey, almond meal, onion, garlic powder and white pepper. Add the egg and mix completely.
Shape the meat into 24 meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with greased foil. Broil for 7-10 minutes or until well browned. Remove from oven and set aside.
Whisk water, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, xanthan gum and stevia in a medium sized sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until it begins to thicken. Add the scallions, chilies, ginger, zest and garlic. Reduce heat to low and let simmer 5 minutes.
Add the meatballs and cover, letting the meatballs finish cooking through. About 8-10 minutes.
Sprinkle with additional scallions in desired and serve over rice or cauli-rice.
For 1 serving (6 meatballs): 221 calories, 14g fat, 580mg sodium, 4g carbs, 1g fiber, 20g protein