Oriental Meatballs In Plum Sauce
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 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
  1. Remove pits from plums.
  2. Place plums, juice from plums, chili sauce and Dijon mustard in a blender.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. In a medium size bowl add ground beef (or turkey), bread crumbs, egg, garlic, ginger, green onions and soy sauce.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Shape meat into 64 3/4 to 1 inch meatballs. Place in a 13x9x2 inch pan.
  7. Cover with sauce.
  8. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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.