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.
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
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 400°.
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.
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.
LOVED this recipe! What an interesting take on classic asian food. The flavors were wonderful. I added a tiny bit of sesame oil to the rice as well as some green onions, the chili paste, and some soy sauce to taste. I didn't get 20 meatballs out of 1 lb of meat but it was definitely enough for my husband and myself with plenty of left-overs.
The meatballs were very good and I had them again for lunch the next day. I added a little extra scallions to the mix, but overall very easy recipe to make and get on the table. Served peas for an easy weeknight dinner.
Supereasy to throw together, used half ground veal/half ground pork (leftover from making CL's meatloaf bolognese). Rather than a baking sheet just put the skillet into the oven to finish. Served with rice noodles. Pretty tasty.
My first time making meatballs, and these were delicious! I would cut down on the brown sugar next time, as I prefer a saltier and spicier dish. They were quick and easy, I will definitely be making these again!
Did anyone else think that 2 TABLESPOONS of oil was a little much, especially for a light recipe? When I cooked them in the frying pan it was oily mess everywhere, I ended up sopping it up with paper towels. Maybe it's meant to be 2 TEASPOONS?? Taste was really good otherwise, kids loved them.
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