Gluten-Free Asian Meatballs

8 to 12 (depending on how big you make the balls)

Make these meatballs with your choice of turkey, lean beef or chicken meat.


  • 1 pound ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (if you only have dry ginger, that can work too)
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari
  • 2 teaspoons 100% maple syrup or local honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola, grape seed or safflower oil
  • Your favorite gluten-free Asian dipping sauce or dressing


Combine all ingredients and roll into balls. Bake, grill or pan fry till they are cooked all of the way through. Serve alongside sautéed veggies and your favorite Asian dipping sauce.

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes (or until meat is done).

Serving size: 2 to 3 meatballs.

As an advocate of natural food and healthy living, Dr. Keith Kantor is a leading nutritionist and the CEO of Service Foods, Inc. He is also the author of What Matters: Leadership Values That Just Might Save America.