Grilled Thai Turkey Meatballs

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Meatballs are a mixed topic in our household.  There are those that prefer the traditional oven baked variety you find in spaghetti.  There are the Swedish variety that you coat with a cream sauce.  There are many more varieties that we consume but usually each kind is a recipe that one person doesn’t like.

I decided to find something new.  Meatballs are a dish that I like to make because while there is extra time spent crafting them by hand, there is an ease and versatility to the way you can eat them.  Not just how you compose your meal, but when you serve them be it as an appetizer or at dinner, you generally can’t go wrong with them.  Unless of course, you find that one family member scrunching their nose at them.

This recipe has been an equalizer.  The flavor is far apart from any of the ways we have made meatballs in the past.  The sweet and savory with a tiny kick of heat made these an instant hit with my family.  The best part is that I made them on the grill so it was an easy summer dish that we could make outside of the house.  No need to turn on that pesky oven.  This is a meal you can make outside with the whole family hanging on that sizzle as you turn them over on the hot grill.

Grilled Thai Turkey Meatballs

1 pound ground turkey
2 tablespoons flour
4 sprigs fresh oregano
2 inches of fresh chives
1 egg
2 tablespoons jam
1/4 teaspoon asian chili sauce


1/3 cup peach jam
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon asian chili sauce
2 tablespoons water

Mix all meatball ingredients in a large bowl with your hands.  Using a tablespoon sized cookie scoop, scoop meatballs out onto a baking sheet.

Pre-heat grill to 400-500 degrees.  Line grill with a non stick grilling sheet, like cookina.  Grill 4 minutes per side or until done.

Combine all sauce ingredients in small saucepan.  Cover over medium high heat until sauce starts to bubble.  Toss with meatballs and serve.

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