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Slow-Cooker Asian Meatballs

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Slow-Cooker Asian Meatballs
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 18
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Come home to these delicious Asian-style meatballs that are slow-cooked with three types of sauce – perfect for appetizer.
Updated Mar 16, 2015

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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    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.
  • tip 3
    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

80 Calories, 3 1/2g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
30
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
9%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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