Asian Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe Video

Be the star of your next party by serving a batch of these Asian Party Meatballs from Anne Colagioia. Made with lean ground turkey, this supremely tasty meatballs recipe is lower in fat and calories. This baked meatballs recipe is one of the best party food recipes around.


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Ground turkey20 Ounce
 Sausage8 Ounce, finely minced
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), finely grated
 Fresh ginger1 Teaspoon, finely grated
 Carrot1⁄2 Small, grated
 Hot sauce1 Tablespoon (Sambal, Sriracha, Or Your Favorite Hot Sauce)
 Soy sauce1 Tablespoon
 Duck sauce1 Tablespoon
 Chinese five spice1 Teaspoon
 Hot pepper flakes To Taste
 Honey1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Apricot jam1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Soy sauce2 Tablespoon
 Orange juice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Red pepper flakes1 Teaspoon
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2477 Calories from Fat 1023

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 114 g175.2%

Saturated Fat 34.8 g174.2%

Trans Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 823 mg

Sodium 5409.5 mg225.4%

Total Carbohydrates 220 g73.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.6%

Sugars 197.6 g

Protein 146 g291.2%

Vitamin A 118.1% Vitamin C 124.4%

Calcium 17.8% Iron 69.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C.

2. In a small bowl, stir together the scallions, garlic, ginger, carrot, hot sauce, soy sauce, duck sauce, five spice, egg and hot pepper flakes, then set it aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine the sausage and ground turkey until it is well mixed.
4. Add the spice mixture and mix thoroughly so that the seasonings are well distributed throughout the meat.
5. Form the meat mixture into small balls (1 1/2 inches in diameter) and place them onto a foil lined baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
6. Spray the tops of the meatballs with nonstick spray since it will help in the browning process.
7. Bake them for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
8. Turn them over and bake them for an additional 10 minutes.
9. For the sauce, in a large shallow sauté pan combine all of the sauce ingredients.
10. Cook over medium heat and gently stir as you heat everything together.
11. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
12. Add the finished meatballs to the sauce and toss them gently to coat them before serving.

13. Serve hot with the extra sauce on the side for dipping.

Editors Review

Asian Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce is a neat and clean recipe. Asian cuisines rock, right? Watch and learn how to make this savory dish from this video. Enjoy!