Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs

Serves 5-6
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Website Adapted from Jan's Sushi Bar blog



  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 small yellow onion (minced or finely grated)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (whole wheat if you can find them)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut in to 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (cut in to 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 Medium carrot (peeled and sliced in to ┬╝ inch rounds)
  • 1/2 red onion (cut in to 1 inch pieces or slices)
  • 1/4 fresh pineapple (cut in to 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or 3 Tbsp liquid honey)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch


Serve 4-5 meatballs per serving.  Delicious over whole grain rice and steamed baby bok choy.


1. Preheat over to 375F. Add all meatball ingredients to a large bowl and mix (preferably with your hands!) until just combined.
2. Roll meatballs in to 1.5 inch rounds and place on a foil (oiled) or parchment lined baking sheet. Baked for 15-18 until lightly browned.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
3. Heat canola oil over medium heat. Add peppers, carrot and onion and cook for about 5 minutes until slightly tender and crisp. Add pineapple, tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar (or honey) and stir until combined. Add cooked meatballs and simmer for 3-5 more minuted until vegetables are tender.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together corn starch and cold water. Add to meatball pot, stir well and simmer for another 2 until sauce is thickened.