These easy paleo meatballs mix ground turkey with a simple homemade teriyaki sauce, and are full of great flavor. Serve the baked meatballs with cauliflower rice and veggies for an easy meal, or add them to your weekend meal prep plan, and keep them in the freezer for future meals!
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Teriyaki Flavor Without Refined Sugar
Growing up with my mom’s family being from Hawaii, we ate a fair amount of teriyaki chicken and steak. Lots of teriyaki and lots of rice, usually with some salad. That was dinner a lot of nights.
While it was tasty, you have to admit that store bought teriyaki sauce and even my mom’s homemade version packs quite a bit of sugar.
We use coconut aminos, maple syrup, garlic, ginger and lemon juice to make a tangy, sweet and savory sauce you’ll love!
Can’t find coconut aminos or don’t want to spend the money? No worries. Check out our DIY coconut aminos substitute!
Meatballs for Meal Prep
These teriyaki turkey meatballs are the perfect make ahead food. They will last in the fridge for about a week, or you can freeze them for longer. They take 25 minutes to prep and get in the oven, and you’ll have about 25 meatballs on hand once they are finished cooking.
You can check out all of our favorite meal prep recipes for more inspiration, too!
Is Teriyaki Keto Friendly?
Unfortunately, no. Since we use maple syrup to naturally sweeten the sauce, these meatballs are not low carb. If you’re looking for keto recipes, we have lots! Check them out for more suitable options.
What to Serve with Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
The best part is that they are a great little snack and also work well with many variations.
- On top of a salad
- In a soup like our easy ramen recipe – just swap out the pork for these meatballs
- Over some greens and cauliflower rice
- In a bowl of zoodles
Your Turn To Make Our Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
Get your meal prep on, and make these teriyaki turkey meatballs. The whole family will love them! Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below.
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Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs (Paleo + GF)
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1/2 cup green onions, diced finely
For the sauce:
- Green onion, diced
- Sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit and line a large baking pan with parchment paper or foil.
- Place ground turkey and green onions in a large bowl.
- In a separate small bowl, make teriyaki sauce by combining coconut aminos, maple syrup, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and hot sauce in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk until everything is evenly blended.
- Pour half of the teriyaki sauce into the bowl with the turkey and onions. Mix everything together well with your hands until the sauce and onions are mixed evenly in the turkey.
- Now, form the turkey into small balls about the size of a heaping tablespoon. You can use a small ice cream scoop if you have one, it makes it easy to form the turkey into balls without everything sticking to your hands. This should yield about 25 of meatballs.
- Place in the oven to cook for 20 minutes.
- When the meatballs have about 7 minutes left, pour the remaining teriyaki sauce in a small sauce pan and add in 1/2 tsp of cassava or arrowroot flour. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently until the sauce is slightly thickened.
- Remove meatballs from the oven and transfer to a mixing bowl. Drizzle with warm sauce and toss to combine. Top with sesame seeds and green onion if desired and serve.