Sriracha Sesame Turkey Meatballs are coated in a slightly sweet and spicy sauce and served over a cauliflower bean puree. Pure comfort food with fewer calories!
Today the Sunday Supper Tastemakers are sharing all kinds of meatball recipes with you! Appteitzers, soups, main dishes and even dessert meatballs! You will be amazed at the flavors and variety!
Thanks to Sue over at Palatable Pastime for hosting our event today!
I was pretty excited to find out our theme today was for meatballs as I had just come across this recipe for meatballs served over polenta in a recent issue of Cooking Light. I found another recipe in the same Cooking Light issue for a cauliflower bean puree that really looked a lot like polenta to me and since we are not huge polenta eaters, I thought the cauliflower bean puree would be a great substitute!
The meatballs themselves are super easy. You just combine some sesame oil with the ground turkey and shape them into a ball. I cooked mine in a skillet but you could easily bake these instead.
Once the meatballs are cooked you remove them from the pan and stir in your sauce ingredients. Return the meatballs to the skillet and coat them with the sauce bringing them back up to a warm temperature.
While the meatballs were in the works I started on the cauliflower puree. It was pretty simple, cauliflower that had been chopped fine (I used my food processor), some mashed white beans, chicken broth, and a little bit of white cornmeal. My delicious results are pictured below!
How do you like your meatballs? Do you like to eat them the traditional way with pasta sauce over spaghetti or would you be more adventurous and try this recipe out?
- 1-1/4 lb 97% lean ground turkey
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- cooking spray
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha
- 1-1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1-1/2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups finely chopped cauliflower florets
- 1 cup cannellini beans, mashed
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ½ cup white corn meal
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Mix ground turkey and dark sesame oil together to combine. Shape turkey into 1" round meatballs. Cook over medium heat in skillet coated with cooking spray until turkey is browned on all sides. Remove from pan.
- Mix water, ketchup, sriracha, hoisin and worcestershire sauce together until combined. Stir into skillet that meatballs were cooked in and bring to a low simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Return meatballs to skillet and coat with sauce.
- To prepare cauliflower puree, heat olive oil in large skillet. Saute onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add chicken stock, mashed beans, cauliflower, milk, cornmeal and salt. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.
- Serve meatballs with sauce over cauliflower puree.
5 meatballs per serving - you should get 20 meatballs total.
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