Korean Meatballs

  • Bethany101 Posted: 11/20/10
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    This recipe was easy and had great flavor. I used sesame oil instead of canola. The consistency of the meatball mixture was a bit too soft. They didn't hold their round shape & looked more like a nugget shape after they were cooked. It's definitely something worth keeping but not something I would serve when entertaining because of the presentation.

  • mommasrecipes Posted: 09/29/10
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    Wonderful. My 3 year old did not say a word as she cleaned her plate and asked for more. I substituted ground turkey for the chicken. I would consider adding some lemongrass next time, but it's not needed. I served this with steamed rice and sauteed zucchini.

  • Contikicarrie Posted: 10/05/10
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    Fantastic! My 3- and 4-year old loved them, and my husband said they were wonderful when reheated for lunch the following day. Next time I will make them with sesame oil (instead of canola) and perhaps add some ginger? Very good as written, though; would highly recommend. I served them with whole wheat pasta and steamed asparagus.

  • Rachel1207 Posted: 12/23/10
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    I can't believe this got such high ratings. I was looking forward to trying this recipe because of all the great reviews. It smelled SO good when I was putting it all together. I couldn't wait to try it. Then, after all that work to make them (they are kind of time-consuming), I finally got to taste them. What a disappointment. They had no flavor whatsoever. All I could taste was the ground turkey (I used that since it's what I had, and another reviewer had tried them and rated the recipe very highly). I couldn't believe how flavorless these were. I could have skipped all of the ingredients except for the meat, and they would have tasted the same. Too much effort for no reward. Don't bother making these.

  • mjmmjk Posted: 10/20/10
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    The meatballs turned out juicy and delicious but mine did not hold their round shape and were a little runny when I put them in the skillet. Next time I would do a few less pulses with the food processor. Great with the quick spicy cucumbers.

  • islandgirlejfan Posted: 09/24/10
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    This was in a word AMAZING! The meatballs tasted like gyoza filling. Served with brown rice instead of the Kimchee. Made the cucumber side dish pictured as well. Very tasty and by my calculations, roughly a $5 meal! Made my family and pocketbook very happy. A keeper :)

  • ifImust Posted: 10/17/10
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    Outstanding! A winner for my entire family- I changed the canola oil for sesame oil & skipped the Cuisinart, getting ground chicken from my butcher & mixing by hand. I also added bread crumbs as it was a little wet, but it was DELICIOUS!

  • Dairidon Posted: 05/27/11
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    I didn't have chicken but I did have 1.25lbs of ground turkey so I used the whole pack of that and, after reading the reviews, substituted sesame oil for canola, added some minced fresh ginger, and, because I like spicy, added in some Huy Fong, only about .5tsp. It got a little bit of the pepper flavor, none of the spice though, but served with brown rice and a bit of Huy Fong on the side for dipping it was perfect. It was a bit damp so I started gradually adding in oatmeal and sesame seeds, ended up with about .25c oatmeal and 2tb seeds and they held their shape quite well. Everyone said they liked it and would ask for it again, I know I'd be happy to make it again.

  • NanetteJG Posted: 07/20/11
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    I used ground turkey as well, I thought the mixture was a little too soft too, so I added 1/2 cup of panko. I have 4 children, aged 2-10, and they gobbled them down. My husband and I also thought they were excellent. I love how garlicy they are. I used 1 tsp of sesame oil, but wish I used a little more, and only added 1 tsp of the canola oil, and baked them for 13 min.

  • bkdice Posted: 12/05/11
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    These were great and so easy! I used chicken breast that I cut up and threw in the food processor. I only used 3 cloves garlic, as 8 seemed like a lot to me. I also threw in a shallot. I expected them to be bland, but they were not. Excellent weeknight meal. I served with edamame and some rice.

  • AlanTinkleman Posted: 10/30/11
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    Made these with the pickled cucumbers on the side. We were surprised at how good they were and loved them!

  • Keiko123 Posted: 02/14/13
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    Served these for an afternoon ladies tea party and not a one was left. Even the picky 6 year old who attended gobbled them down. Not a packaged food person but using beef premade meatballs really cut down on the time so I didn't use the chicken as suggested. I did, however, make the sauce exactly as directed. Great party recipe to keep on hand.

  • Mpopwell81 Posted: 01/26/13
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    I didn't have a food processor on hand so I just diced up the garlic (a whole bulb---you can never have too much garlic) really good. I also decided to use ground beef instead of chicken and had to settle for white sugar instead of brown. I did have to brown the meatballs longer than instructed and cooked them about 5 minutes longer in the oven. Wow! A super yummy meal that took very little time to make. I sautéed carrots and onion in sesame oil and served with rice. They were moist and flavorful! A keeper per my picky family :)

  • dawnt77 Posted: 07/14/14
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    I omitted the salt and used ground chicken - which made them too wet, so I added 1/2 tsp. xantham gum. Didn't pan fry, just baked to 20 mins at 400F. Made the pickles too, with thin sliced red onion instead of green. Meatballs had good flavor and texture.

  • IoneTaylor Posted: 09/26/13
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    I selected this recipe for a cooking club dinner. My neighbor thought it called for too much garlic, so she cut the amount in half. Even so, the garlic flavor came through deliciously. We served it as an appetizer, so to make it easy to eat while standing, we served the meatballs with barbecue sauce in a cocktail glass with a cocktail fork. My neighbor didn't have a food processor, so she tried to do it in a blender, which didn't work very well. Even though the meatballs got flat sides during the browning process and didn't keep their perfectly round shape, I thought they still looked like meatballs and looked great. And, best of all, everyone raved about the flavor

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