Asian Meatballs (turkey or beef) with Lime Sesame Dipping Sauce

Jason made these with ground turkey last week and with grass-fed beef this week, both were equally tasty. He found the recipe on and modified it slightly for our own dietary preferences. Can be served with side salad or whatever steamed veggies you like for a great paleo meal.


  • 1-1/4 lbs ground turkey (or grass-fed beef)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg’s soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

Dipping Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Bragg’s soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped scallion


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Mix ground turkey (or ground beef) egg, salt, scallions, ginger, cilantro, 1 tbsp soy sauce, and 2 tsp oil and mix with your hands until combined well. Shape 1/4 cup meat mixture into a ball and transfer to a baking dish. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  3. For the dipping sauce mix together lime juice, water, soy sauce, and remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a bowl. Add scallions.
  4. Transfer meatballs to a serving dish. Stir sauce, then drizzle meatballs with 1 tablespoon of sauce.
  5. Serve meatballs with remaining sauce, about 1 tbsp per person. Chances are you won’t use all the dipping sauce.

Makes 12 meatballs.

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