Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sriracha Meatballs

So apparently I'm obsessed with Sriracha.
I can't help it... it's just so delicious!

I'm not really into meatballs - maybe it's the name or the shape, but they just aren't for me. 
Butttttt, when I stumbled upon this recipe, I knew that I had to try it.
It's easy, fast (30 minutes from start to finish), healthy, and incorporates Sriracha... 
AKA, a must make!


For the meatballs:
- 1lb of ground turkey
- 1 tbs of minced garlic
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp of chopped cilantro
- 1 tbs of Sriracha
- 1 tsp of soy sauce
- 1 cup of bread crumbs
- 1 tsp of pepper
- 1 scallion minced

Combine all of the ingredients and form into meatballs.


Heat 3 tbs of oil in a pan, and brown the meatballs for 2 minutes, flipping halfway through.
 Transfer the meatballs to a lined baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.


While the meatballs are baking, make the teriyaki sauce.

What you need:
- 1/2 cup of soy sauce
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1 tbs of sesame oil
- 2 tbs of Sriracha

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and stir over medium heat until the honey is dissolved.
Once the sauce is complete, add 2 tbs of sesame seeds.


Once the meatballs are done baking, pour over the sauce and serve with a side of quinoa (or brown rice!).  I was surprised at how much John enjoyed this dish (probably because it is very different than most things I make), and it will definitely be on repeat!

14 comments :

  1. So my husband would gobble this up!!! I love that you made it with quinoa too!! Great recipe girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Meatballs have always strangely creeped me out for some reason. I guess because almost anything could be in them...same goes for mysterious casserole dishes that people often bring to family gatherings. Haha. But these look delicious!

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  3. Having grown up with two Italian grandmas, I'm no stranger to meatballs but I love this new, Asian-inspired spin on them!

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  4. Um, yum! You had me at sirracha - I love anything spicy!

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  5. I just had sirracha for the first time last week (late to the party, I know!) and loved it so these sound amazing!

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  6. I will probably make this asap, we would both LOVE this!

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  7. This looks delicious!!! I just pinned it and hope to make it next week sometime, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Ooh what a great way to mix it up with meatballs. I have a bag of turkey meatballs in the freezer so I may try a version of your sauce with them!

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  9. I love Sriracha ... I use it on eggs every morning :)

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  10. Definite make if it has the word siracha in it! Spicy is my middle name! Interesting little fact about the meatballs. I'm curious if you like meatloaf?

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  11. These sound AMAZING. I love a good meatball and sriracha is THE BEST condiment. Love it!

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  12. This sounds sooo good! I'm funny about meatballs too, they're usually something that I think sounds good but once I actually go to eat them I don't really like them. The sauce sounds so good!

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  13. Yumm - Im sriracha everything! Especially cucumbers with sriracha - my go to snack!

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