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Asian Meatballs

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Yesterday was one of those days where it felt like everything was going wrong. You know those days my hair just wouldn’t work out right, I spilled coffee all over myself, my phone died at 2 pm with no charger in site, and on and on and on. I won’t bore you with all the details, except this one more. It’s part of the story. I promise. Knowing I needed to relax, I decided to walk to the grocery store about a mile from my apartment to buy chipotles to make these Chipotle Meatballs, one of my favorite meals. Yes, food definitely always cheers me up. Except they were out of chipotles. Ugh. Usually the cans are dusty but today they were sold out. Just my luck. But it actually was lucky because it pushed me to try a new recipe that turned out delicious. These simple Asian meatballs, inspired by Cooking Light, are a great simple weeknight meal. We ate ours with veggies sauteed in Teriyaki sauce and some cauliflower rice. These would also be delicious with ground pork, chicken, or turkey.

Next time I make these, I would love to add a dipping sauce? Any ideas?

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Asian Meatballs

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  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 6 U cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, minced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (or Stevia, honey, coconut sugar)
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha (or other Asian hot sauce)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
5 meatballs (152g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224
Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 537mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 8g
Protein 25g


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mixed together all of the ingredients except the ground beef.
  3. Add the ground beef and mix together with your hands until just combined. Then roll out 20 meatballs. They will be about 1-1.5 inches in diameter.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Spray with a touch of cooking spray. Add the meatballs and cook for 4 minutes until browned on all sides.
  5. Finish cooking the meatballs in the oven for an additional 7-8 minutes or until cooked through. You can do this by placing your skillet in the oven if it is oven safe. If not, just pour the meatballs into a glass pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and finish in the oven.
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