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Vietnamese Meatball Lollipops with Dipping Sauce

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Vietnamese Meatball Lollipops with Dipping Sauce
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 12
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Treat your guests to these delicious appetizers; tasty meatballs served with warm dipping sauce. Perfect appetizer for an Asian meal.
Updated Jun 17, 2013

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use plastic gloves when mixing ground meat mixtures with your hands to distributed ingredients evenly, while keeping your hands clean.

Nutrition

80 Calories, 2 1/2g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 5g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
10g
% 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; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 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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