Sweet Satay Meatball Lettuce Wraps

I couldn’t decide between Thai Satay Meatballs and Sweet & Sticky Meatballs. But why choose? Low carb Sweet Satay Meatball Lettuce Wraps! Try saying that 5 times fast. You can use bottled sauce, but I’m a bit extra in the kitchen. 


1 lb Ground Turkey

1 large Egg

¼ cup Onion; minced

½ teaspoon Garlic Powder

¼ teaspoon Ginger Powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

Sweet & Sticky Sauce:

1 cup Tamari Sauce 

½ Tablespoon Fish Sauce

1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar

¼ cup Coconut Sugar

1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil

2 Garlic Cloves; grated

1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger; grated

½ teaspoon Chile Paste

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

¼ cup cold Water

Peanut Satay Sauce:

½ cup chunky peanut butter

1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil

1 Tablespoon Coconut “Hoisin” Sauce

1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce

2 Tablespoons Tamari Sauce

1 ½ Tablespoon Coconut Sugar

½ Tablespoon Garlic-Chile paste

1 Garlic Clove; minced

¼ teaspoon Ginger; grated


1 large Head of Lettuce

2 cups Riced Cauliflower; steamed

1 cup Red Cabbage; chopped

½ cup Walnuts; chopped

Green Onions for garnish

Sesame Seeds for Garnish

Add the meatball ingredients to a large bowl and mix until just combined. Cover and chill for 20 minutes

Preheat oven to 375°F and form the meat mixture into 11-12 golf ball sized meatballs. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Sear the meatballs on all sides then transfer to a baking sheet. 

Bake the meatballs until the internal temperature reaches 165°F; about 10-12 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a saucepan over medium heat and add the satay sauce ingredients. Whisk until thickened. If it’s too thick, add water 1 Tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency, then pour into a small bowl or bottle. Add the Sweet and Sticky Sauce ingredients to the same saucepan and whisk until thickened. Cover and set aside.

Add the meatballs to a large bowl and pour the sweet and stick sauce over top. Toss to coat, then assemble the lettuce wraps. Wash and pat the lettuce dry before adding the steamed cauliflower rice and meatballs. Drizzle the satay sauce over top and garnish with the walnuts, green onions and sesame seeds.


Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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