Spicy Meatballs to get you out of a rut!

Spicy meatballs served with sautéed spinach, broccoli, sesame carrots, and a fried egg

Spicy meatballs served with sautéed spinach, broccoli, sesame carrots, and a fried egg

My family LOVES meatballs. I love that they’re an easy addiction to meal prep Sunday, and we all love how yummy and satisfying they are.  

I found myself in a meatball rut in the winter, and my friend Jasmine shared a recipe for Asian meatballs that sounded like a great way to mix things up. 

On the go- served with sweet potatoes, brown rice, broccoli, and carrots  

On the go- served with sweet potatoes, brown rice, broccoli, and carrots  

One of my goals with this site is always to share healthier versions of comfort food. I love to sneak in extra veggies, and stick to ingredients that don’t weigh you down.  

I used that original recipe as a spring board to experiment with new flavor profiles, and after a few attempts I found this combo, and knew it was the winner.  

SPICY MEATBALLS

  • 2lbs ground turkey
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 3/4C oat flour
  • 1/2C grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2tsp chili powder
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch Himalayan pink sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl, and mix thoroughly by hand.
  2. Form into 1-1/2in balls, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes on a foil lined baking sheet (makes 24 meatballs)

SRIRACHA HONEY GLAZE

  • 3 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 3 Tbsp Tamari
  • 3 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste (available @ Trader Joe’s) or 1tsp minced ginger
  • 1 minced clove of garlic or 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  1. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan, and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
These meatballs reheat beautifully. 

These meatballs reheat beautifully. 

Once the meatballs are cooked, transfer to a storage container (like this lovely glass Pyrex) and drizzle the glaze on top. Give the dish a little wiggle to coat them completely!

Serve with AN-Y-THING. veggies, zoodles, brown rice, bibimbap or my favorite, add them to the @toneitupnutrition Butternut Squash Lentil Soup

ENJOY!!!! 😋