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Oriental Meatballs In Plum Sauce

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Serves | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

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.

Ingredients You'll Need

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


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.

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