Seriously, who doesn’t love meatballs? As an appetizer, in a pasta dish, on a sandwich, on their own… they’re kind of amazing. And there are so many ways you can sauce them up and make them amazing.
And while I love a good homemade meatball, I’m also not too quick to overlook the convenience of grabbing a bag of frozen meatballs, especially when preparing appetizers for a party or as a snack!
These Asian style meatballs are a tangy and peanut buttery mix of flavors punctuated by sesame oil and garlic.
If you’re trying to keep things low carb, you can easily substitute the honey with a couple of teaspoons of your favorite natural sweetener (Stevia, etc), choose a natural peanut butter with no added sugars, and serve the meatballs over riced cauliflower that you’ve browned up in a skillet with some olive oil – yummy. Enjoy!
|Asian Style Garlic Sesame Turkey Meatballs|| |
- 6 TBS natural peanut butter
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 6 generous TBS low-sodium soy sauce
- ½ cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp chili paste
- 4 tsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 12oz bag of frozen turkey meatballs (24 meatballs)
- water, to thin
- Add all of the ingredients except the meatballs and water to a pot and heat on medium, stir until the mixture is heated through and smooth.
- Reduce heat to medium low, add the meatballs and stir to coat with the sauce. Add a few tablespoons of water to thin, cover, and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Meatballs are done when heated through and sauce has thickened slightly. You can add more water in small amounts to thin sauce as needed.
- Serve on subs, over brown or white rice, or over cauliflower rice. Or just eat them by themselves with some stir-fry vegetables! Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.
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