Chinese Spicy Orange Beef Meatballs

5
Tanya B.

By
@UrbanHealthGoddess

This is an easy recipe to make with any type of ground meet you have available.

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Serves:
5
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    ground beef (80/20)
  • 1/2 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1
    orange (zest & juice)
  • 1/3 c
    green onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce (or bragg's liquid aminos)
  • 1/4 c
    dry sherry
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    orange marmalade (low-sugar or sugar-free)
  • 1/4 c
    italian breadcrumbs, fine

How to Make Chinese Spicy Orange Beef Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine ground ginger, cornstarch, soy sauce, (or Bragg's Liquid Aminos), dry sherry, crushed red pepper flakes, and orange marmalade.
  2. Ensure all ingredients are combined and allow the mixture to come to simmer for about 5 minutes. Do NOT boil!
  3. Once the mixture has simmered for 5 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool. This takes about 1 hour.
    *TIP: You can pour the mixture in a bowl and place it in the freezer for 20-25 minutes to speed up the cooling process.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add ground meat, zest & juice of one orange, green onions, breadcrumbs and minced garlic.
    *TIP: Allow ground meat to come to room temperature before handling.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the room temperature marmalade mixture into the ground meat mixture and gently combine.
    Set aside the other 1/2 of the sauce for serving.
  6. Tightly cover (with cling wrap) and allow to marinate at least 2 hours up to 24 hours.
  7. Preheat over to 375 degrees & line a baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with non-stick spray.
  8. At room temperature, form a golf ball size amount of meat into balls. The mixture will be slightly sticky
  9. Once each meatball is formed, place on the lined baking sheet with space between each one.
  10. Bake meatballs st 375 degrees for 22 minutes. Then bake at 325 degrees for 22 minutes.
  11. Once baking is completed, immediately remove baking sheet from oven and place the meatballs into an over-safe container with a lid. Pour the remainder of the marmalade mixture over the cooked meatballs along with 1 Tbsp. Sriracha sauce and cover.
  12. Allow the sauce at least 20 minutes to absorb before serving. A serving is 2 meatballs.

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About Chinese Spicy Orange Beef Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American




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