From our party – Thai turkey meatballs

Thai meatballs

Thai meatballs

Meatballs are always a great party option.  These ones came from a Thai inspired meatloaf recipe (yes I know that is totally in-authentic).  They are a great make-ahead in a big batch and can be frozen too.  Any leftovers are great stirred through a herb-flecked broth with noodles, chili and lime.


1 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/4 cup milk

2 pounds ground turkey

1/4 cup sliced scallions

1/4 cup soy sauce

1x 8 ounce can drained, chopped water chestnuts

1 clove garlic, grated

1 egg, lightly beaten

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce

To Make:

  1. Preheat to 400 degrees . Line a baking sheet with foil and give it a light coat of cooking spray.
  1. Combine the panko breadcrumbs, ground turkey, scallions, soy sauce, water chestnuts, garlic, egg, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Shape into either 6 “mini meatloaves” or approximately 50-60 1-inch meatballs.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar and chili sauce.  Using a pastry brush, coats your meatloaves or meatballs with the mixture.
  4. Bake, coating with the remaining glaze halfway through.  Meatballs take approximately 25 minutes, mini meatloaves 30-35 minutes.

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