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Orange Ginger Turkey Meatballs

Say goodbye to sugar and sodium rich take out meatballs, and say hello to these lean, lighter Orange Ginger Turkey Meatballs! 
Servings 15 meatballs
Calories 75

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 284mL can mandarin oranges
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • For the meatballs, in a large bowl, combine the Turkey, panko, egg, salt and pepper.
  • Form into balls (approx 15) and place aside. Do not over mix.
  • For the sauce, place the mandarin oranges (plus it's syrup/juice), ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and cornstarch into a blender. Blend for a couple of pulses until all combines. 
  • In a large skillet, heat oil. Once shimmering, add the meatballs. Cook on each side for 2 minutes to get a crispy outside. 
  • Once the outsides are cooked, add the sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and let simmer 10-15 minutes, or until the meatballs reach 165F inside. 
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. 

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Sugar: 2g