Vietnamese Meatball Lollipops with Dipping Sauce

Vietnamese Meatball Lollipops with Dipping Sauce

Treat your guests to these delicious appetizers; tasty meatballs served with warm dipping sauce. Perfect appetizer for an Asian meal.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

12

servings

Meatballs
1 1/4
lb lean (at least 90%) ground turkey
1/4
cup chopped water chestnuts (from 8-oz can), drained
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
tablespoons fish sauce
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
Dipping Sauce
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives or green onions
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper
About 24 (6-inch) bamboo skewers
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray (or use nonstick foil).
  2. In large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients until well mixed. Shape into 1 1/4-inch meatballs. On cookie sheet, place meatballs 1 inch apart. Bake 20 minutes, turning halfway through baking, until thermometer inserted in center of meatballs reads at least 165°F.
  3. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat all dipping sauce ingredients over low heat until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
  4. Insert bamboo skewers into cooked meatballs; place on serving plate. Serve with warm dipping sauce.
Makes 12 servings (2 meatballs and 1 tablespoon sauce each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
Use plastic gloves when mixing ground meat mixtures with your hands to distributed ingredients evenly, while keeping your hands clean.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 440mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 10g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.