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Asian Meatballs with Toasted Sesame Glaze

Asian Meatballs with Toasted Sesame Glaze are a perfect entrée when served over brown rice, alongside simple sautéed vegetables. They also make a great party appetizer; just place the prepared meatballs in a slow cooker on low and serve with toothpicks for easy portioning. Using half TSP and half ground turkey in these meatballs is a great way to stretch your dollar, because TSP is such an economical choice. TSP is easy to use and adds great texture to the meatballs.

Meatball 1 cup TSP

¾ cup hot water

½ pound lean ground beef

2 eggs

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil

1 teaspoon garlic powder½ cup bread crumbs

Toasted Sesame Glaze 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil

½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1¼ cups water, divided

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

½ cup thinly sliced green onions

Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F, grease 10x15” jelly roll pan or shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl combine TSP and water, let sit for 1 minute: add remaining meatball ingredients. Mix with clean hands and roll into 24 meatballs, about 1½” in diameter. Place meatballs on prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned on edges and cooked through.Add toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, 1 cup water, ginger, onion and garlic powders, and sugar to a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Whisk for 1 minute, or until sugar is dissolved. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and remaining ¼ cup water, add to sauce. Whisk until glaze boils and thickens slightly; reduce heat to low and stir often until meatballs are done. Add cooked meatballs to the large skillet with glaze. Stir gently to coat all meatballs and simmer meatballs in glaze for 5 minutes. Remove meatballs to a serving platter, drizzle with remaining glaze. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and green onions.

Notes Yield: 6 servings (4 meatballs)

To toast sesame seeds, add seeds to a saucepan or small skillet over medium high heat. Swirl pan frequently until sesame seeds are golden brown and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.Calories: 250, Total Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 640mg, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 20gExcellent Source of Iron

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