Why does it feel like I am always talking about Meatballs?
I resurrected this recipe when I discovered a package of ground turkey lurking in the back of our fridge. I remember it was supposed to become the main ingredient of a turkey meatloaf recipe I want to try. I wasn’t feeling especially creative last night, so I went with a recipe I’ve done so often, I know it by heart.
Hello beautiful Asian Inspired Meatballs with super yummy sauce. These balls are great for a main course but work beautifully as appetizers as well.
2 lbs. ground pork or ground beef (I haven’t tried these with ground chicken yet.)
2 tsp. Toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup steel cut oats (more if necessary)
1/2 tsp. ground ginger (fresh is best)
3 tsp. minced garlic
3 green onions thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallions
ASIAN SAUCE INGREDIENTS:
2/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. ground ginger
Preheat oven to 400.
In a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients until well-combined. Shape into balls (about one inch), and place on a greased baking sheet or in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until meatballs are golden on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.
While the meatballs are baking, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients until blended. Once meatballs have finished cooking, pour the sauce over the meatballs and gently stir them until coated.
Serve warm, and sprinkle with additional garnish. (I used sesame seeds and cilantro. Green onions would be nice as well.)