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Saucy Asian Meatballs Recipe
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Saucy Asian Meatballs Recipe

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“This meatball recipe originally called for beef and pork and a different combination of seasonings,” writes Lisa Varner from Charleston, South Carolina. “I used ground turkey and altered the seasonings for a healthy, fresh-flavored sauce.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 32 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the garlic, ginger and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the vinegar, tomato paste, molasses, pepper sauce and remaining soy sauce. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Add the meatballs; heat through. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Saucy Asian Meatballs in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 32 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fat.

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

Reviews for Saucy Asian Meatballs(2)

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

These are really easy to make and delicious! I used ground chicken instead of ground turkey.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

my kids and husband love this recipe; I serve them over rice.

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