Low-Carb Sesame Turkey Meatballs

  • Yield: 8 servings


1 1/2pounds leanest ground turkey
1-- egg, beaten
1/3cup finely chopped cilantro
2tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3tablespoons garlic, minced
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
2cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2cup low-sodium tamari
1/2cup mirin
1/2cup white miso paste
1 1/2tablespoons kudzu dissolved in 2 tablespoons chicken broth or water (optional)


In a large bowl, combine the turkey, egg, cilantro, sesame seeds, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Mix gently and form 11/2-inch (3.8 cm) meat-balls–do not overhandle the meat. Arrange the meatballs in the slow cooker insert.

In another bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, tamari, mirin, and miso and pour over the meatballs. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 31/2 hours, until the meatballs are cooked through and no pink remains. Remove and serve the meatballs as is or, to accompany with sauce, transfer the liquid to a medium-size pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, add the dissolved kudzu, and stir for 1 to 2 minutes, until thickened. Serve with the meatballs.

Reprinted with permission from The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth by Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., and Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., Fair Winds Press

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 235.3
  • Saturated Fat 10.2