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Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
Serve these flavorful beef meatballs baked and slow cooked to perfection. Perfect for an Asian dinner!
Updated January 13, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup plum sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°. Spray jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x 10 1/2x1 inch, with cooking spray. Mix beef, water chestnuts, bread crumbs, milk, soy sauce, salt, green onions and egg in large bowl. Shape into about 36 meatballs, 1 inch in diameter. Place in pan.
  • 2
    Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in center and juice of beef is clear.
  • 3
    Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place meatballs in cooker. Mix together remaining ingredients and gently stir into meatballs.
  • 4
    Cover and cook on low heat setting 2 to 4 hours or until hot. Meatballs will hold on low heat setting up to 2 hours.

  • Water chestnuts, a popular ingredient in Asian cooking, add a little crunch to these meatballs. You can find canned water chestnuts in the ethnic foods aisle of most supermarkets.
  • These flavorful meatballs are also great to serve as appetizers. Fill a tall glass with bamboo skewers or a short one with toothpicks and let your guests help themselves.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
125
Calories from Fat
55
Total Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
40mg
Sodium
330mg
Total Carbohydrate
9g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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