Sweet & Spicy Turkey Meatballs (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)

Sweet & Spicy Turkey Meatballs (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)
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TOTAL TIME :15minutes25minutes
25-30meatballs
INGREDIENTS
  • MEATBALL INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (sub grapeseed or coconut)
  • 1 cup white onion, 1/4" dice (approx 1/2 med onion)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour (brand linked below, sub 3/4 cup bread crumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium Tamari (sub soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (can omit for kids)
  • 1 large 1 flax egg: 1flax meal plus 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 lb ground turkey
  • HOT SAUCE INGREDIENTS
  • 2/3 cup white or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (sub vegan butter)
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot or cornstarch
  • Optional pinch red pepper flakes
DIRECTIONS
MEATBALL INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with nonstick parchment paper. Add avocado oil to small sauté pan and heat to medium-low. Once the oil moves quickly around the pan, add onion. Cook, stirring every minute or so, until onion is softened and translucent, approximately 6-8 minutes.
  2. Once onion is finished cooking, add minced garlic and cook another minute, stirring nonstop. Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool. To a large mixing bowl, add dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, almond flour, mustard, tamari, sea salt, black pepper, Sriracha and egg. Whisk until evenly combine, then add turkey. Once onion & garlic have been cooling at least 5 minutes, add to the bowl. Use clean hands to evenly incorporate all ingredients.
  3. Using slightly dampened hands or a dampened ice cream scoop, create 1 1/2” balls and add them to your lined baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until no pink remains in the center and the edges are golden brown. While baking, make your sauce. As soon as meatballs come out of the oven, drizzle them with as much sauce as you like and toss to coat. I love serving these with rice and roasted broccoli or brussels sprouts!
HOT SAUCE INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pot except starch, and whisk until well combined. Bring mixture to a simmer. One simmering and butter is melted, add starch to a small bowl and whisk with 2 teaspoons water. Pour mixture into sauce and stir another minute or two until thickened to where it coats the back of a spoon. Sauce will keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
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  • Laura

    Hi Laura! My name is Laura as well 😉 I was hoping to find a way to email you but I do not see that so I am just going to ask here. Do you provide calories for your recipes? I like to somewhat watch my calorie intake and have not been able to find them. Just checking if I missed it somewhere. Thanks again and I LOVE your stuff. I can’t wait to fully start trying them all xoxo.

    • Laura Lea Goldberg

      Hi LAURA! :). Thank you for the kind words! I actually don’t calculate calories or nutritional info for my recipes. I personally try to steer away from calorie counting and encourage my readers to listen to hunger cues based on how foods make them feel. You can use My Fitness Pal to calculate the calories if you’d like, though!

      • Laura

        I understand that and I definitely respect it also. It kind of just helps me to control what I eat (or how often). I think I am to the point where I have learned what is a hunger craving vs boredom eating. I will give this way of eating a go. Thank you Laura.

  • Jessica Jordan

    Hi! I tried the Sweet and Spicy Turkey Meatballs, and they are spectacular! Thank you so much for the recipe, Laura! My bf tried them and also really enjoyed them! I’ll be using these for meal prep this week and in the future! I would recommend these to anyone. (The sauce was just the right amount of sweet, but spicy too!)

    • Laura Lea Goldberg

      Hey Jessica! That is so fantastic! I am thrilled to hear that you loved the meatballs and hot sauce. Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out; I really appreciate the kind words and feedback! xoxo