General Tso's Meatballs

Nicole P.


The original recipe is found on Recipe Tipsers, since i am allergic to almonds, I changed the recipe to my taste and I never got so many compliments from my daughter and her friends LOL I hope you will too!!


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  • 1 lb
    ground turkey, beef or chicken
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced ginger
  • 1/4 c
    scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    fresh garlic, minced
  • ·
    light flavored oil for frying (olive, grapeseed, etc)

  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    honey, pure maple syrup or sugar
  • 1/4 c
    scallions, chopped
  • 4
    small dried chilies, seeded and chopped

How to Make General Tso's Meatballs


  1. To make the meatballs:
    Combine all of the meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form into 16 balls and saute/fry in oil over medium heat until cooked through and crispy. Alternatively you could bake them but they won’t get the crunchy exterior.
  2. To make the sauce:
    Combine the sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, water, honey in a small saucepan and whisk until combined. Add the scallions and chili pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer for five minutes until thickened and remove from heat.
  3. To serve:
    Add the cooked meatballs to the thickened sauce and stir to coat. Garnish with more chopped scallions and chilis, serve with Basmatic rice if desired.

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About General Tso's Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Canadian

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