ORIENTAL MEATBALLS IN PLUM SAUCE

 

  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef, extra lean (Or turkey)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs -- plain
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 clove garlic -- minced fine
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root -- minced fine
  • 3 teaspoons green onions -- minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 15 ounces plums in syrup -- Purple plums in heavy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Directions

  • Remove pits from plums.
  • Place plums, juice from plums, chili sauce and Dijon mustard in a blender.
  • Process until smooth.
  • In a medium size bowl add ground beef (or turkey), bread crumbs, egg, garlic, ginger, green onions and soy sauce.
  • Mix well.
  • Shape meat into 64 3/4 to 1 inch meatballs. Place in a 13x9x2 inch pan.
  • Cover with sauce.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.

Notes

I came across the recipe sometime ago somewhere on the web. I finally decided to try it but had a heck of a time trying to find canned plums!

I substituted ground turkey for the beef. I made the meatballs a little bigger than the recipe states, and I only got about 28.

After you remove the pan from the oven, let it sit a bit and the sauce thickens up. Very tasty.

Categories: Appetizer  Asian  Beef  Vegetable 

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