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Sweet Chili Turkey Meatballs

Sweet and spicy turkey meatballs by blogger Dward Cooks make a crowd-pleasing appetizer perfect for game day.

Turkey Meatballs
  • 2 lb. Lean ground turkey

  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Dried parsley
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper

  • 6 tbsp Domino® Golden Sugar

  • 1 tbsp Sambal oelek
  • 1/4 cup Rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Tamari (or soy sauce)
  • Slurry (2 tbsp + 1 tsp Cornstarch)

Optional Garnish
  • Sesame seeds

  • Scallions

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Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 15 mintues / Yields: 40 meatballs

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Step 2

Combine all turkey meatball ingredients.Portion out 40 1oz. meatballs using a mini ice cream scoop or scale.

Step 3

Spray a baking sheet with preferred cooking spray and place meatballs on baking sheet.Cook meatballs for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Step 4

While meatballs are cooking, assemble sauce.

Step 5

Combine Domino® Golden Sugar, sambal oelek, rice vinegar, 1/2 cup of water, and tamari in a pot and bring to a low boil while stirring.

Step 6

When the sauce begins to boil, combine 1 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water to make a slurry.Add slurry to the sauce.

Step 7

The sauce will begin to thicken and get glossy.Bring sauce back up to a boil while mixing and remove from heat when the sauce is thick and coating the spoon/whisk.

Step 8

Once meatballs are fully cooked, toss meatballs directly in the sauce.

Step 9

Top sweet chili turkey meatballs with sesame seeds and thinly sliced scallions.Serve with toothpicks.

Additional Tip:
  • For more spice, add another tbsp. of sambal oelek. For added sweetness, add another 1/4 cup of Domino® Golden Sugar and 1/4 c of water or orange juice. Cook sauce for another minute to thicken and serve.
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