Monday, October 12, 2015

Asian Meatballs with Peanut Butter Ramen Noodles

Time for another round of Secret Recipe Club and most likely one of our last since we will be stopping the blog at the end of the year. This month we were assigned Amy's Cooking Adventures. I know most of you probably picked a fall dessert or something festive for Halloween to feature today but I was looking for a new idea for dinner. Amy has plenty to choose from but for some reason her Asian Turkey Meatballs Over Easy Thai Noodles caught my eye and it ended up being delicious, easy to make and a perfect change of pace for us to have last week for dinner.

Ingredients for Asian Meatballs:
1 1/4lb Ground Turkey
1/4 Cup Panko
1 Large Egg
2 Garlic Cloves - Minced
3 Green Onions - White and Green parts Diced
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
1 Tsp Fresh Ginger - Minced

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Ramen Noodles:
3 Packages of Chicken Flavored Ramen
1 1/4 Cup Water 
1/4 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/3 Cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
3 Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Corn Starch
2 Garlic Cloves - Minced
1 Red Pepper - Diced
1 Large Carrot - Diced
1 Tsp Fresh Ginger - Minced
3 Green Onions - White and Green parts Diced
10oz Package Frozen Plain Sugar Snap Peas
1 Tbsp Canola Oil

Start by preheating your oven to 425 F, place parchment paper on a jelly roll baking tray and set aside. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs. Using your hands mix everything together.

Form your meatballs and arrange them on the baking sheet. Bake about 18 minutes until light brown. I made mine a little larger than Amy and only made 16 instead of 24 but it doesn't matter as long as you try and keep them even so their cooking time is similar. 

In a medium sized bowl combine all of your ingredients for the peanut sauce (peanut butter, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, corn starch, water, crushed red pepper flakes and brown sugar) Whisk together and set aside.

In your largest pan heat up the oil and saute the vegetables for about 5 minutes until they are tender but still slightly crisp. When they are ready takes them off the heat and place them in a bowl. Return the pan to the stove over medium heat and thicken the peanut sauce while stirring frequently.  While the sauce is cooking quickly prepare the packages of Ramen according to the package but only using 1 flavor package as you drain the noddles of their cooking water.

Add the noodles, vegetables and the cooked meatballs into the thickened sauce. Using some tongs toss everything together so that it has a nice coating of sauce on it. Serve the meatballs on top the bed of peanut butter Ramen and vegetables immediately.



  1. The sauce sounds delicious and it's nice that the meatballs are baked rather than fried too!

  2. I love the flavors in this dish and how it uses meatballs!! I've got some ground turkey in the freezer, I think I'm adding this one to my menu this week!

  3. That sauce look delicious! And everyone loves a good meatball.

  4. Oh my gosh. I want this so badly right now. I love Asian noodles and PB.

  5. So glad you loved the recipe! My family loves meatballs too!

  6. These are some mighty fine looking meatballs. Yum!

  7. I just love fancied up ramen! The meatballs sound so yummy too. :)

  8. Peanut sauce and ramen sound delicious! I want noodles now!


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