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Bourbon Beef Manchurian & Soy Pilaf Rice Chef Snae Chopra


Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Manchurian Balls

4 cups ground beef (Petite Shoulder Tender}

2 cups chopped cabbage

½ cup chopped carrots

2 tablespoons minced ginger

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon red chili powder

½ teaspoon black pepper

5 tablespoon corn flour

3 tablespoon All purpose flour

1/3 cup water

Soybean oil – for frying

Sesame seeds and Green onions, garnish

In a medium mixing bowl add cabbage, carrots, ground beef, bell peppers, ginger-garlic, mix well. Add salt, red chili powder, black pepper, corn flour, all purpose flour. Mix well.

Add water; mix well. Form the mixture into golf-sized balls. Place the balls on a sheet pan. Bake for 20 minutes. When ready to serve, garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.

Manchurian Gravy

2 tablespoons soybean oil

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 cup chopped red onion

1 cup chopped bell pepper

2 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup

4 tablespoons Lola’s original sauce

4 tablespoons chili garlic sauce

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 cup cold water

1 tablespoon corn starch

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Bourbon Whisky

In a medium saucepan, add oil, heat. Add ginger, garlic, onion, bell peppers; sauté lightly. Add tomato ketchup, Lola’s original, chili garlic sauce and soy sauce; stir to blend.

In a separate bowl, add 1 cup cold water. Add corn starch & bourbon whiskey; Stir well. Add to the saucepan. Continue stirring to avoid lumps; simmer for 2 minutes.

Soy Rice Pilaf

1 tablespoon soybean oil

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup shelled edamame, cooked

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon paprika

3 cups steamed basmati rice

¼ cup cilantro, chopped, optional

In a medium saucepan, add oil; heat. Add cumin seeds, sauté until well-browned.

Add cloves, edamame, salt, turmeric and paprika. Add steamed basmati rice. Toss and mix well. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

To Serve-

Place meatballs in serving dish, add gravy. Add pilaf to another serving dish. Serve with meatballs.

Yield: approximately 6-8 servings

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