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Turkey Bulgogi Meatballs

These Turkey Bulgogi Meatballs are coated in a soy and sesame sauce. Serve them with rice and vegetables for a delicious meal or they make a perfect appetizer on their own!

Turkey Bulgogi Meatballs with carrots and broccoli on top of rice

How to make Turkey Bulgogi Meatballs

This recipe is pretty simple to make! First, to make the meatballs, combine turkey, panko breadcrumbs, egg, pepper and ginger. Roll meatballs into bite-sized balls. Heat a frying pan over medium/high heat. Spray with non-stick spray and add meatballs. Cook and turn frequently. Meatballs should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

While the meatballs cook, combine soy sauce (be sure to get the low sodium), sesame oil, and brown sugar. Whisk well and add to pan with meatballs once they are cooked thoroughly. Let simmer 3-5 minutes and move around meatballs to coat in the sauce. Remove from heat and add sesame seeds.

Serve with rice and steamed vegetables or as appetizer and enjoy!

Turkey Bulgogi Meatballs in a white bowl

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Turkey Bulgogi Meatballs on top of rice, broccoli and carrots

Turkey Bulgogi Meatballs

Yield: about 20 meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Turkey Bulgogi Meatballs are coated in a soy and sesame sauce. Serve them with rice and vegetables for a delicious meal.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger or 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. Combine turkey, panko breadcrumbs, egg,pepper and ginger. Mix well. Form into bite-sized meatballs, approximately 20-25 meatballs.
  2. Heat frying pan over medium heat and coat with non stick spray or a little oil. Add meatballs and cook turning frequently until cooked through. Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.
  3. While meatballs cook, combine soy sauce, sesame oil and brown sugar.
  4. Once meatballs are cooked through add sauce and let simmer for 3-5 minutes. The sauce should thicken into a glaze. Move around meatballs to coat in sauce.
  5. Turn of heat and add sesame seeds.
  6. Serve as is as an appetizer or serve over rice with steamed vegetables.


Ground beef or chicken can be substituted for turkey.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 532Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 1362mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 35g

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