Spicy Thai Turkey Cocktail Meatballs with Dipping Sauce
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Spicy Thai Turkey Cocktail Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

These spicy Thai Turkey Cocktail Meatballs are quick to mix, baked in the oven and served with store-bought Sweet Thai Chili Sauce for dipping.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Thai, Gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 meatballs
Calories 29kcal
Author Flavour & Savour

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey, or ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 medium dried Thai red chili pepper, finely minced
  • 2/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a cooling rack on top of the parchment paper. Brush or spray the rack with cooking oil.
  • Put all ingredients except turkey in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Alternatively, chop or mince by hand.
    In a medium bowl, combine turkey with chopped ingredients, stirring until well incorporated.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, form into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place about 2 inches apart on rack.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Transfer baking pan to the upper shelf in your oven and broil for 2 - 3 minutes or until tops of meatballs are beginning to brown. 
  • Remove from oven, transfer to a serving dish and serve with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce for dipping. These cocktail meatballs can be baked ahead of time, stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator and reheated just before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcal | Protein: 6g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 77mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.2mg