Chinese-Style Meatballs

Chinese-Style Meatballs Author: Canadian Living Credits: Chinese-Style Meatballs

Serve the hoisin dip in a small bowl alongside the meatballs. Or, if you prefer, toss the meatballs in the dip before serving. Sambal oelek is an Asian condiment, available in many supermarkets and specialty stores.

  • Portion size 70 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Special Issue: Holiday Best 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 can water chestnut drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 hot green pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground veal
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
Hoisin Dip:
  • 1/3 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Method

On cutting board and with side of knife, smash water chestnuts; coarsely chop and set aside.

In bowl, whisk together eggs, chopped coriander, green onions, garlic, hot peppers, cornstarch, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper. Add veal, pork and water chestnuts; mix thoroughly. Shape by about 1 tbsp (15 mL) into balls. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate on foil-lined baking sheets for up to 24 hours.)

Bake on foil-lined baking sheet in 375°F (190°C) oven until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into several meatballs registers 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes.

Hoisin Dip
: In small saucepan, bring chicken broth to boil over medium-high heat. Remove pan from heat.

Whisk in hoisin sauce, sambal oelek and sesame oil. Serve dip with meatballs.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 79 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 28.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Potassium 43 mg
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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