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Saucy Asian Meatballs Recipe

Saucy Asian Meatballs Recipe

Go ahead and help yourself to these peppery, sauced-up meatballs. Ground turkey moves them to the lighter side. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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