Friday, January 27, 2012

Thai Meatballs

I made these meatballs the other day for dinner, not only were they super easy to make on a week night but they are super delish as well.

Even the kids liked them (at first they were a little hesitant to eat them because of the 'green stuff' - green onion, but we had them try one piece and after that there was no stopping them).

Thai Meatballs

1 lb. lean or extra lean ground beef
¼ cup hoisin sauce
¼ cup dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons finely minced green onions
1 egg
2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt

Mix together all of the above ingredients in a large bowl (a clean had works best for this), place meat balls on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Cook at 400F convection for 18-20 minutes, or until done.  Cooking time will depend on the size of the meat ball.

Serve with sauce.

1 cup light coconut milk
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Zest of 1 lemon
1/8 – 1/1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Combine all the ingredients together in a small sauce pan, cook over medium-high heat stirring constantly until mixture boils.
Remove from heat and serve with meatballs and rice.

Source: Adapted from Eat, Shrink and Be Merry cookbook.

1 comment:

  1. These look delicious. I am pretty sure this is what I'll be making for dinner tonight!