Baked Orange Meatballs
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 24
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons minced scallions (green onions)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger (or use a smaller amount of ground ginger)
  • 1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (more or less, to taste)
  • ¾ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Spray a mini-muffin pan (can use a baking dish) with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the milk and breadcrumbs; set aside a few minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix the beef, garlic, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, salt, pepper and soaked breadcrumbs.
  4. Shape into balls - about 2 tablespoons of meat each.
  5. Place meatballs into the prepared pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the meatballs are fully cooked. While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce.
  1. Pour sesame oil and olive oil to a small pot over medium/low heat.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the red pepper flakes, orange marmalade and hoisin sauce, stirring occasionally until sauce has thickened, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Remove meatballs from oven and transfer them into a large bowl.
  5. Pour the sauce over them and toss to coat. Serve warm. Enjoy!
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