This is our favorite meatball dish that we make at home! We created this recipe a few years ago when we were temporarily avoiding eggs and nightshades (amongst other foods) and wanted to make a meatball dish that was not bathed in tomato sauce (a nightshade) or bound together with eggs. It started out as an experiment, but truthfully, I am not sure we have ever made our old meatballs since!

Sometimes we make them small and appetizer-sized. If we serve them as a more traditional “meatballs and spaghetti” dish, we like ours over spiralized zucchini noodles and our kids eat them over brown rice pasta. We also steam veggies or saute greens and add them to the bowl.

Asian Style Turkey Meatballs
with Creamy Tahini Sauce

by The Steinbocks


for the meatballs:
1 pound ground turkey
1 Tbsp. chopped chives
½ cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. tamari
¼ cup blanched almond flour
1 flax egg (combine 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed + 3 Tbsp. water)

for the sauce: (enough for 2 servings)
⅓ cup tahini
1½ Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1½ Tbsp. tamari
1 Tbsp. water


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make the meatballs, mix together all the ingredients and combine well.  For appetizer sized meatballs, use a small melon baller to form the meatballs. For larger meatballs use an ice cream scooper.
  3. Arrange the meatballs on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes for small meatballs and 20-25 minutes for large meatballs. When done, they will be browned and cooked throughout.
  4. To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk together.

About Debbie Steinbock, HHC

After years of being told that she had an "incurable" chronic health condition, Debbie turned to her diet to help her understand her disease, restore her body, and regain control of her health. Her personal journey has given her the knowledge and compassion necessary to help her clients take an active role in their own healing. Since starting her practice in 2000, Debbie has successfully helped hundreds of people across the country to improve their diet, enhance their current state of health, and eliminate a variety of health conditions.

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