Asian Meatballs

Come home to these delicious Asian-style meatballs that are slow-cooked with three types of sauce – perfect for appetizer.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

Meatballs

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup finely chopped water chestnuts
1/3
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/4
cup sliced green onions
1/4
cup milk
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
tablespoon soy sauce
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt

Sauce

1/2
cup barbecue sauce
1/4
cup plum sauce
2
tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix meatball ingredients. Shape into about 36 (1-inch) meatballs. Place in pan.
  • 2 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Transfer meatballs to slow cooker. In small bowl, mix sauce ingredients. Add sauce to meatballs; stir gently to mix.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 to 4 hours.

Expert Tips

Plum sauce is a thick sweet-and-sour sauce made form plums, apricots and sugar. Also called duck sauce, it's commonly served with duck, as well as with pork and spareribs. Hoisin is a sweet-spicy sauce made from soybeans, garlic and chilies. Look for the sauces in the Asian food section of the supermarket.

Try this sauce over frozen cooked meatballs instead of over homemade ones. Combine one 1-pound package of frozen meatballs and the sauce in a slow cooker; set it on Low and heat them for 4 to 5 hours.

To easily shape uniform meatballs, first divide the meat mixture into 36 equal 1-tablespoon portions. Moisten your hands and roll each portion into a smooth ball.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.