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Turkey Meatballs with Peppers and Mushrooms

I have been on an Asian food kick lately so I thought I would do an Asian twist to meatballs. I already posted my Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs a little while back but this time I went with something without a sauce. I combined many of the flavors that I love including serrano peppers, fresh ginger, water chestnuts and crimini mushrooms with some ground turkey, rolled the mixture into balls, browned them in a mixture of chili and olive oils and then finished them off in the oven. Served on top of some crunchy chow mein noodles and jasmine rice, these make a delicious dinner.

I chose to use ground turkey in this recipe because it is a little bit healthier for you but still makes a great meatball. For this recipe, I use lean ground turkey, not to be confused with ground turkey breast. The meatballs do need to have some fat in them to stick together well and the breast does not have enough. If you’re not a fan of ground turkey, you could substitute ground pork or beef.

turkey meatballs with pepper on top.

Turkey Meatballs with Peppers and Mushrooms

Ground turkey meatballs with serrano peppers, fresh ginger, water chestnuts and crimini mushrooms browned in a mixture of chili and olive oils and then finished in the oven.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 20 Servings

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 serrano pepper minced
  • 1/3 cup minced water chestnuts buy the already sliced water chestnuts, not the whole ones
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup minced crimini mushrooms about 2 mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup green onions minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2/3 - 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Crunchy chow mein noodles if desired
  • Jasmine rice if desired

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl combine turkey, garlic, serrano pepper, water chestnuts, ginger, mushrooms, green onion, soy sauce, 1 teaspoon chili oil, rice wine vinegar, egg and 2/3 cup bread crumbs. Use your hands to mix. If mixture appears too wet add 1/3 cup bread crumbs. Roll into 20 meatballs.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon chili oil in a large skillet. Fry meatballs 3-4 minutes per side, or just until browned.
  • Transfer to a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove from oven. Place on bed of crunchy noodles. Serve with jasmine rice.

Notes

Enjoy!
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Keywords: appetizer, crimini mushrooms, dinner, Food, fresh ginger, green onions, ground turkey, meatballs, Mushrooms, Recipe, rice wine vinegar, serrano peppers, soy sauce, turkey meatballs, water chestnuts

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    Deseree
    May 30, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Portabella mushrooms would be wonderful in this, I may have to add some to the mix next time i make these. Thanks for the tip Brittany. :)

  • Reply
    Mushrooms Canada
    May 19, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Great recipe idea! I like these because I can’t usually eat ground beef, so using ground turkey is nice. Adding some large minced portabellas to your mushroom mixture will not only boost up the mushroom flavour, but make them more meaty and filling. Thanks for sharing, and great photo btw!
    – Brittany

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