Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs

A mango chutney with fresh cilantro is the perfect accompaniment to these meatballs with flavors of the Far East.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
A mango chutney with fresh cilantro is the perfect accompaniment to these meatballs with flavors of the Far East.
Chutney 1 ripe mango, chopped 2 tbsp packed fresh cilantro leaves 1 tbsp chili powder Salt and pepper Meatballs 2 stalks lemongrass 1/2 cup Sunsweet prunes, halved 3 sprigs fresh cilantro, stems removed 1/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and cut into chunks 2 garlic cloves, halved 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce 3/4 lb ground beef 1 cup bread crumbs 2 tbsp sesame seeds Salt and pepper 1/4 cup peanut oil
Instructions

Chutney: In blender, mix together mango, cilantro and chili powder until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Meatballs: Remove tough outer layers of lemongrass and trim woody tops; slice thinly.

In blender or food processor, mix together lemongrass slices, prunes, cilantro, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and hot pepper sauce until smooth; mix together prune mixture, beef, bread crumbs and sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper; mix until combined. Roll into 24 meatballs.

Heat peanut oil in skillet set over medium-high heat; cook meatballs, in batches if necessary, for 3 to 5 minutes or until browned all over. Reduce heat to medium; cook for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with chutney for dipping.

Tip: Season the chutney to taste – with additional chili powder and fresh cilantro.

Nutritional Information
  • Total Servings 24
  • Serving Size Per 3 meatballs + 1 tbsp dipping sauce
  • Calories per serving 360
  • Fat 18g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 340mg
  • Carbohydrates 36g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 10g
  • Protein 14g
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Pitted Prunes