Soy Glazed Turkey Meatballs

These turkey meatballs put a new spin on comfort food!
Soy Glazed Turkey Meatballs

These sweet, tangy and flavorful meatballs are the perfect answer to turkey overload. They come out of the oven deliciously glazed and you can serve them up for dinner or as appetizers. I make them in a large skillet so I can go straight from the stove top to the oven, but you can sear the meatballs in a pan and then transfer them to a roasting tray before adding the glaze.

The glaze is a simple mix of 3 ingredients, and it tastes great on just about anything. If you want to use it in other dishes, I recommend cooking it over low heat for about 15-20 minutes until it thickens and reduces down.


Preheat the oven to 375

  1. Make the glaze by whisking together the Soy sauce, mirin and honey – it’s that easy! Set the glaze aside until step 5.
  2. In a large bowl combine all the remaining ingredients, the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, ginger, egg, salt, pepper, sesame seeds, diced or grated onion and diced scallions. Mix well, I like to use with my hands so I can make sure that everything is totally incorporated.
  3. Roll the mixture into balls. I make them on the smaller side so they cook up quickly.
  4. Drizzle a little olive oil into an oven safe pan or skillet and brown the meatballs. Work in batches if needed. You don’t need to cook them through, just sear off the edges. This should take 2-4 minutes depending on the size of your meatballs.
  5. When all your meatballs are ready pour on the glaze right on top of them in the oven safe pan. Make sure the glaze is evenly distributed and all the meatballs are coated.
  6. Cook the meatballs in the oven at 375 for 15-20 minutes. The meatballs should be browned and the glaze should be fragrant and sticky.