Appetizer, Entree

Sweet Heat Glazed Meatballs

October 18, 2023

 Honey Sriracha meatballs are a new family favorite! Savory turkey meatballs are coated in the most delicious sweet, and spicy sauce made from sriracha, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and honey, then baked to perfection. Serve over jasmine rice, or riced cauliflower if watching carbs, and a side of steamed broccoli and you have a healthy, flavor bomb of a meal in about 30 minutes! 

Tip:These meatballs make delicious party appetizers served on toothpicks, too. Just in time for the holidays!



30 minutes


Dinner, Easy, Quick




6 people, 8 people


1.2 lbs organic ground turkey
2.1 cup panko breadcrumbs
3.2 eggs
4.1/4 cup green onions chopped (white and green parts)
5.1/2 tsp garlic powder
6.1/2 tsp salt
7.1/2 tsp black pepper

Sweet Spicy Sauce

1.1/8 cup sriracha (1/4 cup if you like a lot of heat)
2.3 tablespoons tamari or reduced-sodium soy sauce
3.3 tablespoons rice vinegar
4.3 tablespoons raw honey
5.1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground
6.3 cloves minced garlic
7.1/2 teaspoon sesame oil



Step 1.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.


Combine Ingredients.

In a large bowl combine turkey, breadcrumbs, green onions, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper.

I use my hands to mix ingredients together,  until well combined.


Shape and Bake Meatballs.

You can shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls to make about 40 balls or make larger 2 inch shapes, which will make close to 30.

Place meatballs spaced apart on prepared baking sheet or sheets, lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake meatballs for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.


Prepare Sauce

While meatballs are baking, combine all the ingredients for the sauce-sriracha through sesame oil, in a small pot over medium heat and bring to a boil, whisking continuously. Once the sauce is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes to let sauce thicken.


Serve and Enjoy!

Remove any excess grease off cooked meatballs. I transferred the cooked meatballs to a large bowl then carefully poured the honey sriracha sauce over and gently folded over all the meatballs, covering evenly.

Serve over rice and garnish with additional green onions, and white sesame seeds, if desired. Bon Apetit!


These meatballs can easily be prepped ahead of time and stored in the fridge tightly covered for 2-3 days before baking. Then when you're ready to bake, pop them in the oven and make the sauce on the stove as directed. You could also make the sauce ahead of time and just reheat before tossing with the meatballs.

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