Sesame-Soy Meatballs
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 4
  • ⅓ cup minced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chile paste (such as sambal oelek)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 pound ground sirloin or ground turkey
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Add beef; mix gently to combine. With moist hands, shape beef mixture into 20 (1½-inch) meatballs.
  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the meatballs to pan; cook 4 minutes, turning to brown meatballs on all sides. Arrange browned meatballs in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining meatballs.
  4. Bake meatballs at 400° for 7 minutes or until done.
Saute some bok choy in Trader's Joe's Soyaki sauce and chili paste until tender crisp (drizzle sauté sauce on meatballs and quinoa). Cook quinoa according to package directions - I recommend using chicken broth instead of water.
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