We’ve all experienced meal prepping for an entire work week only to realize that by day 3 – the meal is dry and bland. That Chick-fil-A across the street is calling your name more than ever before. I taste tested the sauce with my finger and my nostrils were cleared instantly. Check out the recipe below from Eat Yourself Skinny and I promise you you’ll never feel that way again!
At about 295 calories for 5 meatballs, these spicy meatballs will change the way you think about meal prepping. Sweat and spicy!
- 2 lbs Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey or regular
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs or regular if that’s all you have
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup green onions divided & chopped
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ¼ cup Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce
- 3 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce Teriyaki sauce works too
- 3 Tbsp rice vinegar can be found in the Asian section of the store
- 3 Tbsp pure honey
- 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
- 3-4 cloves garlic minced
- ½ tsp toasted sesame oil can be found in the Asian section of the store
Get that oven cranked up to 375º F
Combine all of the meat ingredients together until ingredients are evenly mixed and combined. Roll and shape the meat into standard meatball size balls (about 1.5 inch). Spread the meatballs out over the sprayed cooking sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes (mine were cooked perfectly at 20 minutes).
Remove from oven and place into a large mixing bowl.
While the meatballs are cooking in the oven….
Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl until evenly mixed. Pour the sauce mixture into a sauce pan on medium heat and stir consistently until boiling. Allow the sauce to simmer for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from heat and pour over the large bowl of meatballs until evenly coated. Garnish with remaining ¼ cup of green onions and serve over grain of your choice like brown rice or quinoa.
Vegetarian? Try roasting cauliflower and tossing it in this sauce once tender and crispy!
Be ready to take on the heat and enjoy! This sauce works well on chicken or other preferred meat.
All photos belong to me. Please do not replicate.