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...spicy meatballs...

So I'm blogging a lot.  Are you getting totally bored or totally loving it?  Goal of pre-Thanksgiving is to be all caught up.  And, the goal is to tell you about meatballs that are so good, you should make them soon, and I should consider them a new staple in our house.  Also, they were found in the "Feed 4 for under $10" Meal section of Cooking Light.

I tweaked the recipe a bit, but it's pretty much the same as what you may find in the original recipe.  I just didn't have sesame oil, or chili paste.  Instead, I used Sriracha sauce.  Oh sweet sweet (hot hot hot) sauce.  So good.  You maybe bought it before for a recipe, and now is a great time to bust it out again.

I also added in about 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs as they weren't coming together as well as I would have liked.

The way you cook these is really important.  Sauteeing and then baking them is awesome.  You get the crisp outside, and the moist center.  Crisp yet moist.

Spicy Meatballs, adapted from Cooking Light

1/3 cup minced green onions
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 pound ground sirloin
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400.  Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl.  Add beef, take off any rings you have on, and mix together, adding panko (as much as needed) so that it comes together well.

Heat a cast-iron skillet and add half the meatballs.  Let them cook about 3-4 minutes per side, then place on a cooking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake for 7 minutes, until done.  Serve over some orzo like we did, and enjoy!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love meaballs.

  2. You're welcome! I hope you try them!


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