Asian Glazed Turkey Meatballs

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For the sauce
¼ cup tamari
1 tablespoon cool water
1 teaspoon corn starch or arrowroot powder
¼ teaspoon dried ginger
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
pinch cayenne

For the meatballs
1 pound ground turkey
4 green onions, finely chopped
½ cup cilantro, chopped
1 egg
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
Cooking spray
Sesame seeds for garnish

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine meatball ingredients and shape into walnut sized balls. Place on a rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. While meatballs are baking, add the tamari and water to a small saucepan. Add in the cornstarch and ginger and whisk until smooth and no lumps remain. Whisk in the remaining sauce ingredients and cook, over low heat, until mixture thickens.
  3. Serve meatballs drizzled with glaze and sprinkled with sesame seeds.