Simple Spicy Leek Meatballs

Updated: Feb 27

This classic recipe gets a simple twist with a bit of spice to change things up a bit. You're definitely going to want to save this as a staple in your recipe box for those nights you just don't feel like cooking, but want something savory & filling.



Leeks are rich in antioxidants, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. They're also a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C, vision-boosting vitamin A, & vitamin K, essential for blood clotting & bone nourishment. Leeks are also known for helping with reducing anxiety levels, boosting immunity, & lowering cholesterol.

Chili peppers are rich in various vitamins and minerals. Including Vitamin C, B6, K1, Potassium, Vitamin A, & Copper. Copper is often lacking in the Western diet, and is an essential trace element, important for strong bones and healthy neurons.

Sesamin & sesamoli are a type of lignan, phytonutrients with antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to help lower cholesterol. Sesame Seeds are an excellent source of copper & other minerals. Packed with a rich mix of nutrients to maintain healthy bones & muscles, & contributes to good overall health.



  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or ground beef

  • 1-1/2 cups minced leek

  • 2 fresh chili peppers, minced

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil


  • Place all ingredients except sesame oil in large mixing bowl.

  • Knead by hand until ingredients are well combined. Do not overmix.

  • Divide mixture into 10–12 portions, about 1/4 cup each. Roll each portion into ball.

  • Heat sesame oil in large nonstick pan over medium heat.

  • Add meatballs and panfry, covered, turning occasionally. Cook through until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes.

  • Pat dry with a paper towel