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Seared Sriracha Meatballs over Rice with Garlic Sauteed Mushrooms

Simple turkey meatballs with an asian twist (I'm a sucker for sriracha and garlic, both of which this recipe calls a lot for). These little guys are very easy to make but take a little extra time to roll. Healthy, filling, and spicy = happy tummy.


Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


  • 20oz ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 cup water (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 2 cups of baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Add the turkey, egg, bread crumbs, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic to a bowl and mix well. Shape into about 1 1/2" meatballs (about the size of golf balls).
  2. Preheat a good sized pan on stove over medium heat. Preheat oven to 375°f.
  3. Sear meatballs on all sides in batchs of 6-8. Set the seared meatballs on baking sheet. When the final batch finishes searing, bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for another 7-10 minutes to finish cooking through.
  4. While the meatballs are in the oven, make the glaze. In a small pot combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, sriracha and 1/4 cup water. Heat and stir over medium until sugar dissolves. Stir together remaining 1/4 cup water and cornstarch, then add it to the glaze mix. Stir then bring to a simmer. Stir again and turn off heat.
  5. Quickly saute mushrooms over medium heat in a pan with garlic and preferred spices.
  6. When meatballs are finished baking, transfer them to serving dishes over white rice. Top with glaze and mushrooms.

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