Hoisin Turkey Meatballs


Happy Monday - Today I am sharing an all-time favourite, Hoisin Turkey Meatballs. This is one of those recipes that I have made so many times and every one the tries them falls in love, and always want the recipe. What I love about it the most is that it’s a super versatile dish - It is perfect served over rice as a main dish, or as a one-bite appetizer for your finger food parties. If you're going to serve them as small bites just roll them smaller and reduce your cooking time by a few minutes.

What makes these meatballs extra good is the combination of a bit of heat, cilantro and lime infused hoisin. Plus, they are made with Turkey, so they are low in fat and a nice change to the traditional beef or pork meatball. I think this dish is perfect for fall because it’s cozy without being overly heavy and saucy, which is what I tend to like to eat more when it’s cold outside.

Now the most important part about this recipe is the “sauce” that you dip these delicious little meatballs in. It’s key that you add in the cilantro and lime juice because straight hoisin just wouldn’t do. It’s those extra flavours that bring these all together and make everyone want to know exactly what is in these little beauties.

So next time you want something full of flavour that is oh so satisfying this is it - you will find yourself making them again and again because they are just that good!


prep time 20 minutes

cook time 20 minutes

total time 40 minutes

servings 4


1 lb ground turkey

2 tbsp soya sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tsp grated ginger

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp corn starch

2 green onions + more to garnish

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1 tbsp lime juice

sesame seeds to garnish


Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, soya sauce, sesame oil, freshly grated ginger, red pepper flakes, sugar, cornstarch and finely chopped green onions. Once everything is well mixed form into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165.

While the meatballs are cooking combine hoisin, cilantro and lime juice.

Once the meatballs are full cooked remove from the oven then dip in the hoisin sauce, being sure each meatball is fully coated.

Serve over rice and sprinkle with additional green onions and sesame seeds.