Asian Inspired Meatballs with Plum Sauce

barbara lentz

By
@blentz8

Great little appetizers. I make these every year at Christmas and they are always a hit. I make my own plum sauce and have included the recipe on just a pinch. It's way better than the prepackaged sauces .


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Rating:

Comments:

Serves:

40-80

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
1 lb
ground pork
1 bunch
green onions minced
2 slice
white bread
1/2 c
buttermilk
1
inch knob of ginger grated
1 Tbsp
garlic chili paste
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
chinese 5 spice
1 c
panko bread crumbs more or less according to the texture of meatballs
oil for frying
store bought or make your own plum sauce. i have a recipe on just a pinch for a fabulous fresh plum sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak the bread in the buttermilk and mix it with your fingers until it is almost completely liquefied. Mix all ingredients for meatballs together until well incorporated. Adding more of less breadcrumbs to meet desired texture for meatballs. Roll into balls
2
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Add oil to large skillet, brown meatballs in oil rotating the pan to get a good sear on all sides. Remove meatballs with slotted spoon to baking pan. When all meatballs have been browed bake for 10 to 20 minutes depending on size of meatballs.
3
Remove meatballs from oven place back in large skillet and pour plum sauce over top. cook a couple of minutes to warm sauce. Place on toothpicks and ready to serve. Makes between 40 and 80 meatballs depending on size.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Asian