Paleo Sesame Asian Meatballs

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Infused with the perfect flavor combination of sesame, ginger and garlic, these Sesame Asian Meatballs are sweet and savory and so delicious.  They’re also paleo, gluten-free, and make for the perfect healthy appetizer or light meal when served with a side.



For Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken or ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons scallions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (optional)

For Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons honey, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (optional)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and set aside a baking sheet.
  2. Add all of the meatball ingredients to a large bowl and mix together. Portion out about 2 heaping tablespoons amount of the mixture and form into meatballs. If the mixture is difficult to handle, place in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes.
  3. Place meatballs on the baking sheet for 12-15 minutes or until meatballs are golden on the outside and reach an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  4. Meanwhile make sauce ingredients: Add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium pot and whisk together. Cook over medium heat until the sauce comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer until sauce thickens up.
  5. Toss the meatballs with 3/4 of the sauce, and serve over rice, or as an appetizer with some extra sauce on the side.



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