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Sesame-Soy Meatballs

Serve these garlicky, spicy meatballs with steamed sugar snap peas and two cups cooked rice tossed with 1 tablespoon chile paste—you'll find it on the ethnic aisle of most supermarkets or at Asian grocers.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2010

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 5 meatballs)
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.50

Ingredients

  • 1/3 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)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

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 (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° for 7 minutes or until done.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 241
  • Fat: 11.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 23.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.3g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 491mg
  • Calcium: 36mg
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