Asian Meatballs with Sesame Lime dressing

I’m always looking for new recipes that use ground meat. Since organically raised meat costs more then conventional meat, one of the easiest ways to lower costs is to purchase ground meat. I found a recipe that will work with ground turkey, pork or a combination or beef and pork. This recipe was very simple and tastes great!


  • Meatball ingredients:
  • 1 lb. of ground meat(I used turkey)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 Tablespoon of finely minced ginger root
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos or soy sauce(Gluten Free)
  • 2 teaspoons of Asian Sesame Oil

Place all ingredients into a mixing bowel, mix well and form into meatballs. You can either cook them on the stove in a pan with a healthy fat such as bacon fat, lard, tallow or coconut oil. I used a combination of bacon fat and coconut oil. After 4-5 minutes check to see if they have browned and flip them over. The other option is to bake them. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven and set the oven temperature to 500*F. Place meatballs in a glass baking dish and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons of Coconut Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2 teaspoons of Asian Sesame Oil
  • 1 clove of minced garlic(optional)

Mix all ingredients. When the meatballs are ready sprinkle them with cilantro springs, now I thought it said cilantro stems so thats why you see stems in my picture. You can either dip the meatballs in the sauce or poor it on. I served it with steamed cauliflower and broccoli.

This post is part of Real Food Wednesday


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2 Responses to Asian Meatballs with Sesame Lime dressing

  1. Here from Real Food Wednesday. Wow – these meatballs look delicious! Funny you mentioned the whole organic meat thing. That’s been bugging me for awhile now, and I just posed that question to readers. If we decide to start buying organic meat, sounds like ground is the way to go.
    Regardless, I really like the sound of your meatballs! Would like to try ’em soon….

    • Thanks a lot! I saw your post, and I defiantly relate. Where do you live? Have you checked to see if Azure Standard delivers to your area? Right now they have 12 lbs of ground turkey for $43 which comes to $3.60 a lb for free-range ground turkey. Just to let you know if you order from them they don’t always have it in stock, and you won’t find out until your order comes in so that can be tricky. Here’s there website: they also have organic frozen fruits and vegetables at pretty good prices.

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