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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

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

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 26 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place turkey in a large bowl. Sprinkle with garlic, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and ginger; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-in. balls; place in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine vinegar, tomato paste, molasses, pepper sauce and remaining soy sauce; cook and stir over medium heat 3-5 minutes. Add meatballs; heat through, stirring gently to coat. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Saucy Asian Meatballs in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 26 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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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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