Sesame Soy Meatballs.

My dear friend Patty who I’ve named, “Fatty Patty” makes monstrous, meaty, moist, meatballs. Mmm just thinking about them makes me salivate at the mouth. You guys are still stuck on the fact that I call a friend, “Fatty Patty” aren’t you? Don’t worry, she loves it. One day you will see a cupcake shop named “Fatty Patty’s” and it will all make sense! Anyway… since I indulged in Mrs. Patty’s amazing meatballs it got me thinking… Why don’t I make meatballs? ever? Probably because I generally don’t consider them, ‘model food’ but why can’t they be ‘model food’? No reason.

Hence, These delicious Soy Glazed Meatballs. Ugh… they are just as good as “Fatty Patty’s” sept for…  hers are completely different…

SesameSoyMeatballs

1/3 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tsp crushed red pepper or chili powder
6 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 pound ground sirloin
Cooking Spray
1. Preheat the oven to 400′
2. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and add beef; mixing gently. Don’t over mix this or your meatballs will be tough! Shape beef mixture into 20 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.

3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet (or frying pan) over medium high heat. Add half the meatballs to the pan; cook 4 minutes, turning to brown meatballs on all sides. Arrange browned meatballs in a single layer on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining meatballs. Bake meatballs at 400′ for 7 minutes or until done.

Recipe is adapted from Cooking Light and is only $2.50 a serving.
 
 Also, if you don’t have sesame oil don’t sweat it…it’s more of a flavor than an actual ‘oil’ but you can use almond or olive. Whatever you have. Adapt and eat!
One serving is 5 Meatballs for 241 Calories.

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