31, Jan 2010
Vietnamese Meatballs

These meatballs came from a Bon Appetit recipe for meatball banh mi. We’ve made the banh mi, but also had them in soup and other dishes, not to mention snacking on them straight out of the fridge. We originally made them with pork, but they were just as good with ground turkey.


1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 c finely chopped fresh basil
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp sriracha
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp coarse kosher salt
1 tbsp sesame oil


Combine all ingredients except sesame oil in a bowl. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place on a lined baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Add half the meatballs and saute until cooked through, turning frequently, about 15 minutes. Repeat with rest of meatballs.

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