Source: Nancy Hughes | Category: Appetizers, Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart, Sauté/Stir-Frying

Hoisin Whiskey Glazed Meatballs

Hoisin sauce, also called Chinese barbecue sauce, adds a lot of flavor and helps to thicken this Asian-inspired glaze.

Hoisin Whiskey Glazed Meatballs


  • 8 oz ground turkey 250 g
  • 1/3 cup quick cooking oats 75 mL
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onion (green and white parts) 75 mL
  • 1 medium jalapeno chili pepper, finely chopped (with seeds)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1 mL
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • Glaze
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp Bourbon or Canadian whiskey 30 mL
  • 2 tsp packed brown sugar substitute blend 10 mL


  • 1. In medium bowl, combine turkey, oats, green onion, chili pepper, egg whites, pepper and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of canola oil and shape into 24 small meatballs (about 1 Tbsp/15 mL each).
  • 2. Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs 6 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning frequently.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together hoisin sauce, bourbon and sugar substitute.
  • 4. Pour hoisin mixture over meatballs in skillet and cook 15 seconds, stirring gently until well coated. Serve with wooden picks.
  • Cook’s note: For better control, use two utensils, such as a fork and a spoon, to turn the meatballs easily.


6 servings

serving size

4 meatballs

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Carbohydrates11 g
Fiber1 g
Protein9 g
Sodium230 mg