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Saucy Asian Meatballs

 Saucy Asian Meatballs
“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.”
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as

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Wine (continued)
Riesling or Gewürtztraminer