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Asian Meatballs

“My mom creates her own recipes for wonderful Asian-inspired menus, so I came up with these pork sausage meatballs and dipping sauce to complement her meals.” —Amanda Kotlan, Spokane, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen (1/3 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared wasabi

Directions

  • In a small skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the egg, soy sauce, bread crumbs, water chestnuts, garlic and ginger. Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on an ungreased broiler pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, rice vinegar, and wasabi; serve with meatballs.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 80 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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