Spicy Leek Meatballs

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes


4 servings


1 pound lean ground turkey or ground beef 1 1/2 cups minced leeks (white and light green part only, about one bunch) 2 fresh chili peppers, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2 tbsps flour 2 tbsps sesame oil Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Knead well by hand until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

  3. Divide the mixture into 10 to 12 equal portions, about 1/4 cup each. Roll each portion into a ball.

  4. Heat the cooking oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat.

  5. Add meatballs and pan-fry, covered, turning occasionally until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

  6. Drain on paper towel.

  7. Serve warm.


  • Serve over a bed of simple steamed greens.

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