These tasty quick and easy Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs are the perfect appetizers or dinner dish. Made with ground turkey, this Filipino-inspired recipe is an easy meatball recipe that’s smothered in a homemade sweet and sour sauce.
Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs
If you have been following me for a while you already know that my family is a mixing pot of cultures. I am a first-generation Filipino American that loves to cook Filipino-inspired meals. My Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs are a combination of my Asian cooking style meets American cuisine.
Recently I made a lifestyle change that consisted of eating healthier and living a more active lifestyle. In doing so I have been actively converting my beloved recipes into healthier meals.
In my current transformation of recipes, I switched my all-beef sweet and sour meatballs to a lean ground turkey meatball. To celebrate Valentine’s Day I cooked this special meal for my 4 little ones to show them just how much I love them.
Filipino Inspired Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs
The number one thing I love about this recipe is, I can use all organic ingredients with little to no added salt. It still comes out just as delicious as my traditional sweet and sour meatball. This recipe is also an easy peasy recipe you can create from start to finish within 15 minutes.
No need to marinate or use any kitchen tools, it’s a get your hands dirty kind of meal but without the horrible messy cleanup.
Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs Ingredients
- Lean Ground Turkey
- Soy Sauce
- Chopped Onions
- Minced Garlic
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
This super simple turkey meatball recipe uses 6 ingredients, including lean ground turkey, soy sauce, chopped onions, minced garlic, panko and an egg beaten. This meatball recipe is a wonderful make ahead recipe that you can freeze and thaw whenever your ready to use them.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Tomato Sauce
- White Vinegar
The sweet and sour sauce is made wit just 3 ingredients, super simple right? You can use ketchup for a more authentic take on this Filipino inspired sweet and sour meatball recipe. Or you can stick to the tomato sauce as suggested, I recommend only use a plain tomato sauce, nothing with added spices or herbs.
NEW Idahoan Steakhouse Soups
Recently I have been having my kids help me prepare this recipe since it’s so easy to make and is kid-friendly. I let them get their hands dirty while all I’m in charge of is chopping the veggies.
The last few dinners we have had together my kids have been all about this New delicious Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups. They currently have four delicious varieties: Loaded Potato, Creamy Potato, Cheddar Broccoli, and Cheddar Potato.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Soup
I found the best combo for one of the New Idahoan Steakhouse Soups and my sweet and sour turkey meatballs. The Creamy Potato soup makes for a delicious dipping friend for the sweet and sour turkey meatballs.
There is something about the sharp yet creamy flavor of the soup, paired with the sweet and sour flavor of the meatball that just makes this combination sing.
Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea
I forgot to mention that you can make this soup alongside the meatballs in just 10 minutes. I love how I get to spend less time standing at the stove and more time enjoying my Valentine’s Day dinner with my little ones. The soup is a creamy delicious dream of a soup that this mom can’t stop eating.
The kids added cheese to theirs while I kept it as it was prepared, you can really taste that delicious fresh potato flavor that Idahoan potatoes are famous for.
More Information about Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups click Here.
Dinner Recipe Ideas
- Sundried Tomato, Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken – Lemon Butter Sauce
- Sticky Mongolian Meatballs
- Filipino Chicken Adobo
- One-Pot Broccoli Gnocchi
Looking for some more dinner recipe inspiration? Try some of the most popular dinner recipes on my blog, like my Filipino Chicken Adobo recipe. Or maybe you would like to try some Indian-inspired dishes, like my quick and easy one-pot Pressure Cooker Indian Butter Chicken recipe. Both recipes taste even better as leftovers!
Did you try this recipe? Come back and let us know what you thought of the Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs and how you served it to your family.
- 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
- 1 Tbs Soy Sauce
- 1 Cup Chopped Onions
- 3 Cloves Minced Garlic
- 1 Cup Panko
- 1 Beaten Egg
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Sweet N Sour Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Vinegar
- 1 Tbs Sugar
- In a medium-size mixing bowl mix together ground turkey, chopped onions, minced garlic, panko and beaten egg. Mix until well blended together.
- Roll out each meatball into a 1- 2-inch size ball.
- In a frying pan heat up 1/4 Cup of oil (use coconut oil for a healthier frying option).
- Fry each side of the meatball on low/medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until browned. Cook thoroughly, but do not overcook.
- Set aside cooked meatballs and rinse out the frying pan.
- In a small bowl mix tomato sauce, vinegar, and sugar.
- Pour into frying pan and cook down sauce for 2-3 minutes. Throw in meatballs and let simmer in the sauce for 4-5 minutes on low heat.
- Remove from pan and transfer to serving platter, pour leftover sauce on top of meatballs. Serve immediately.