Thursday, February 28, 2013

Saucy Asian (Turkey) Meatballs

Oooooh! Now, THIS is worth a try!
I came across this recipe this morning, and thought this just looked amazing! 
Mason even loves meatballs and that's ONE way I have been able to hide vegetable purees within the meatballs, but for this recipe, I just wanted to try it out without putting my own twist to it. 

So here's a tasty lunch, dinner or appetizer idea!

Meatball Ingredients: (makes 40 meatballs)
1  1/2 lb. Lean Ground turkey (I used 93/7)--I'm almost certain 99% fat free will work just fine (FYI: the original recipe calls for ground beef)
1/2 lb. ground pork
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 C. panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 C. thinly-sliced green onions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Thoroughly mix everything together.
Roll into forty 1 in. meatballs.
Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bake for 10 min. Rotate meatballs. If you are using two baking sheets, then this is also the time to rotate the pans.
Bake an additional 10 min. (20 min total baking time)
Asian Sauce Ingredients:
1 1/3 C. Hoisin sauce (you'll need 2 jars)
1/2 C. Rice vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 C. Soy sauce
2 tsp. Sesame Oil
2 tsp. Ground ginger

Optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Mix everything in a saucepan and heat through. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions. 
We served 5 meatballs over 1/2 C. brown rice with 1 C. steamed veggies.

You can use this tasty recipe for appetizers at any event as well.
The sauce contributes a sweet and tangy bite to the hearty meatball that makes a delicious dinner.

Recipe adapted from

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