Sweet & Tangy Asian Meatballs

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Meatballs are one of my favorite foods, but I find myself getting bored with the tradition Italian style recipes out there.  Meatballs are incredibly versatile, and they can be flavored with spices and flavors associated with many different cuisines.  I think meatballs lend themselves wonderfully to Asian flavors, just think of all those dumplings you’ve ever eaten.  More often than not, there’s some ground up meat filling in those, right?  So, let’s take the filling out of a traditional Asian dumpling, and turn them into deliciously sweet and tangy Asian meatballs!

ingredients1 pound ground pork or ground beef
1 cup baby portabello mushrooms, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 cup Panko or breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 egg
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 cup thai sweet chili sauce

directions

 In a small saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil.  Saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes, until they’re tender and wilted.  Remove them from the heat and set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, sesame oil, panko, egg, cooked veggies, five spice, parsley and soy sauce.

Form 1″ meatballs and place them onto a baking sheet lined with a baking rack.

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 Broil the meatballs at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, until the meatballs and browned and cooked through.

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 While the meatballs are still hot, brush them with the sweet chili sauce, then serve.

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Sweet & Tangy Asian Meatballs

Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork or ground beef
  • 1 cup baby portabello mushrooms minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup Panko or breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 cup thai sweet chili sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  2. Saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes, until they're tender and wilted.
  3. Remove the cooked veggies from the heat and set aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, sesame oil, Panko, egg, cooked veggies, five spice, parsley and soy sauce.
  5. Form 1" meatballs and place them onto a baking sheet lined with a baking rack.
  6. Broil the meatballs at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, or until the meatballs and browned and cooked through.
  7. While the meatballs are still hot, brush them with the sweet chili sauce, then serve.

Sweet & Tangy Asian Meatballs

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.