Thai Beef Meatballs
Serves: Makes 23 meatballs
  • 2 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp EACH sweetened desiccated coconut and soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp EACH minced ginger root, green onions or cilantro and cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper
Dipping Sauce:
  • ¾ cup hoisin sauce
  • 6 Tbsp sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  1. Combine beef, bread crumbs, coconut milk, egg, coconut, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger root, green onions, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Using 1 Tbsp measure, shape into 1-inch balls. Place in single layer on lightly oiled, foil-lined baking trays.
  3. Cook in 400°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until completely cooked and digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into centre of several meatballs reads 160°F (71°C).
  4. Mix all ingredients for the dipping sauce in a bowl and serve with meatballs as an appetizer. If serving as a main pour over hot meatballs and toss gently to cover. Serve over rice.
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