Monday, September 23, 2013
Confession time: I have never made meatballs. I know! Well, never until now. For Secret Recipe Club this month, I was assigned to Danielle's blog, Hugs and Cookies. She has a ton of recipes that would be fun to try. After finding these Asian meatballs, I knew I had my recipe for the month. Danielle also has a lot of other meatball recipes, so even though this was my first time making meatballs, I can promise you that it won't be my last!
For the meatballs, in a medium bowl combine the ground beef, sesame oil,
egg, garlic, green onions and breadcrumbs.
Mix this up well so that all the ingredients are incorporated. I used my hands - I figured I was going to get them messed up rolling the meatballs anyway! When it's all good and mixed, take the meat and roll it into balls and then place them on a foil lined large baking sheet.
Bake the meatballs for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. While they're baking, make the sauce. In a measuring cup, combine the hoisin sauce, rice vinegar,
garlic, soy sauce
and sesame oil. Now you'll want to heat up the sauce - you can bring it to a simmer in a saucepan, or to save a dish, you can microwave it for about 1 1/2 minutes (if you're microwaving, wait and do it after the meatballs have been removed from the oven.)
Another thing to do while the meatballs bake is toast the sesame seeds. I do this in a dry skillet over medium heat - just watch them very carefully and shake the pan around frequently - once they start to toast, they will darken quickly so pay attention!
Transfer the cooked meatballs to a serving dish, then cover with the sauce,
and sprinkle with sesame seeds. You can garnish with green onion slices, too!
These meatballs are great served with rice and a vegetable (like asparagus or green beans) and would also be a terrific appetizer. Here's to the beginning of my meatball future!
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Three years ago: Poppy Seed Bread
Four years ago: Beef with Broccoli
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1 pound ground beef
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
2/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
For meatballs, combine the ground beef, sesame oil, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic and green onions in a medium bowl. Mix well until all the ingredients are incorporated. Roll the mixture into balls and place on a large foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a simmer and cook and stir for two minutes.
Transfer the meatballs to a serving dish, cover with the warm sauce, and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds. Makes 4 main dish servings, or 8-10 appetizer servings.
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