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Mongolian Meatball recipe
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Mongolian Meatballs

These tender Mongolian meatballs are infused with Asian-inspired ingredients and coated with a deliciously sticky Mongolian sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 590kcal

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (80/20 recommended)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • cup beef broth
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Serving

  • lime wedges
  • sesame seeds
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice (cook according to package instructions)

sauce

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup light soy sauce
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Gently crumble beef and pork into a large bowl and add all remaining meatball ingredients. Mix together thoroughly with clean hands until well combined.
  • Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of meat mixture and gently roll between your palms to form into a round ball. Set evenly spaced apart on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake meatballs for 20 minutes, or until they reach 160 degrees.

Sauce

  • Prepare the sauce while meatballs are baking.
  • Add all sauce ingredients to a small saucepan, and bring to a brisk simmer.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the sauce reduces to a sticky syrup.
  • Tip: If the sauce is too thin, it just needs to simmer long. If the sauce is too thick, dribble in a little water to thin it back out.

Serving

  • Place meatballs in a large bowl and pour over sauce. Toss to evenly coat.
  • Serve meatballs over a bed of rice and spinkle with sesame seeds. Serve a lime wedge on teh sdie.

Notes

Depending on meatball size, this will yield approximately 28 meatballs.

Nutrition

Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 2027mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 4mg