• 24servings
  • 15minutes
  • 67calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsLipids, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
MineralsCalcium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 scallions , coarsely chopped (green and white parts)

  2. fresh ginger (2-inch piece peeled and grated or finely chopped)

  3. 1/4 red bell pepper , coarsely chopped

  4. 1 serrano peppers or 1 jalapepano chili pepper , seeded and finely chopped

  5. 2 garlic cloves , crushed

  6. 3 tablespoons dark soy sauce , such as tamari

  7. 1/3 cup dark soy sauce , such as tamari

  8. 2 -3 tablespoons cilantro leaves

  9. 2 limes (zest and juice of 2 limes)

  10. 1 lb ground sirloin

  11. 3 -4 tablespoons vegetable oil

  12. 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

  13. 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the scallions, half of the ginger, the bell pepper, half of the chile pepper, the garlic, the 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, the cilantro leaves and the lime zest. Pulse for 30 seconds, scrape down the bowl and process 1 minute more, or until finely ground. Add the meat and process until well combined, about 30 seconds more. Roll the meat into 24 balls the size of walnuts.

  2. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the vegetable oil. Add the meatballs and don't move them until they are brown on 1 side, about 2 minutes. Turn the meatballs and continue to cook, browning them on all sides, until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  3. While the meatballs cook, make the dipping sauce. In a bowl, combine the remaining ginger and chile pepper, the 1/3 cup of soy sauce, the lime juice, the sesame oil, the honey and a splash of water. Taste and adjust the seasoning; if it's too salty, add another drizzle of honey. Place the finished meatballs on a serving platter, with toothpicks on the side. Serve with the spicy lime dipping sauce.

  4. Note: I've made these without the bell pepper, chile and cilantro and they are still flavorful and delicious.


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