Asian Meatballs

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A quick and easy dinner recipe: Asian Meatballs

We’re only a few weeks to the end of the school year (how did the time go so quickly!?!). Our calendar is a flurry of end of year class trips, grade culminations, and teacher celebrations. Like the beginning of the school year, to thrive through this busy time I need to have quick and easy dinners on hand to keep things humming. That’s when dishes like these Asian Meatballs take center stage in our kitchen.

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I love this recipe because I can make the meatballs ahead on a weekend and pop them into the freezer. On busy weeknights, I just toss a few onto a baking sheet, roast ’em up, and we’re good to go.

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I usually pair them with sauteed green beans or bok choy, brown rice, and a selection of dipping sauces. So easy. This week we tried a few sauces from Williams-Sonoma. My kids’ top pick was the sweet Hoisin Sauce. I loved the spicy kick from the Wasabi Drizzling Sauce. On your next trip to the market, let your kids pick a few new flavors they’d like to try and then have fun mixing and matching. Dipping is always the best part!

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Ingredients for Asian Meatballs

1lb grass fed ground beef
1lb ground pork
1 cup quinoa flakes (or breadcrumbs)
1 large egg, beaten
2 scallions chopped fine
2 tbsp tamari
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp ginger, chopped fine
2 tsp kosher salt

Directions for Asian Meatballs

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place a wire rack inside a baking sheet.

2. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients. Mix well.

3. Roll into small balls. Place on the wire rack.

4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy on the outside.

5. Serve with bamboo skewers and a selection of dipping sauces.

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Asian Meatballs
 
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Cuisine: Dinner
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1lb grass fed ground beef
  • 1lb ground pork
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes (or breadcrumbs)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 scallions chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, chopped fine
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place a wire rack inside a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Roll into small balls. Place on the wire rack.
  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy on the outside.
  5. Serve with bamboo skewers and a selection of dipping sauces.

 

By | 2018-02-02T14:20:34+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Dinner|1 Comment

About the Author:

Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning cookbook author, game creator, and healthy eating advocate. Jennifer has garnered national TV, radio, and print coverage for her family cookbook, The 52 New Foods Challenge, and her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game. Jennifer’s work has been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Laurie David, Rachael Ray, US Weekly, The 700 Club, and Oprah.com—among many others. Her fresh approach to cooking together as a family inspired a nationwide series of kids cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, The 52 New Foods Junior Chef Series, along with an exclusive edition of her book. A former strategy consultant, she lives in the Bay Area with her family.

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