Asian-Inspired Air Fryer Turkey Meatball

The air fryer makes these delicious Asian-inspired turkey meatballs easy! Make the dipping sauce to get a significant flavour boost!

For the Meatballs: – 1 lb lean ground turkey – 1 large egg – 1 Tbsp avocado oil – 2 tsp toasted sesame oil* – ⅓ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour – 3 stalks green onion finely chopped – 1 Tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated – 3 cloves garlic minced – ½ tsp sea salt to taste For the Dipping Sauce / Glaze: – ⅓ cup coconut aminos* – 2 tsp sesame oil – 1 large clove garlic minced – 1 tsp fish sauce optional



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Mix all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. I use my hands to combine everything, but you may use a wooden spoon or electric hand mixer.

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If you have a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to make meatballs. Turkey mixture can be processed in a food processor.

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Make 10–12 meatballs from the mixture. Making meatballs with a cookie scoop or small ice cream scoop. Single-layer meatballs in air fryer basket. A small air fryer may need two batches.

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Air fried the meatballs at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until they reach 165 degrees F inside and are golden brown outside.

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If the meatballs are small, you may want to reduce the cooking time by a minute or two to avoid overcooking. Air-fry turkey meatballs for 12–14 minutes if the meat is cold or large.

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To check the temperature, stick a meat thermometer into the centre of the largest meatball (or spot check several) and wait until the numbers stop moving.

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While the meatballs air fried, make the dipping sauce. Mix the dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup until well blended.

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You can dip your meatballs in this sauce, or you can do what I do and mix the cooked meatballs with the sauce to coat them.

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Asian Turkey Meatballs go well with steamed rice (zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for low carbohydrates) and sautéed vegetables as an appetiser or main dish.

Serving: 1Meatball | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g 


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