Thursday, February 3, 2011

Asian Inspired Meatballs = HEAVEN

No camera, but believe me, these taste OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Sesame-Soy Meatballs

You can use the chile paste or garlic-chile sauce to mix with some rice, or like I decided, egg noodles. This is an evil idea if you are on Atkins. Sorry Dad!

1/3 cup minced green onions
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp lower-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp dark sesame oil
1 Tbsp Chile paste (or that cool chile-garlic sauce that has the rooster as the icon)
¼ tsp salt
6 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 pound ground sirloin
cooking spray

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Add beef; mix gently to combine. With moist hands, shape beef mixture into 20 (1 1/2-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. Bake meatballs at 400 degrees for 7 minutes or until done. Yeild: 4 servings.