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Asian Meatballs – Craving Tasty

Asian meatballs, cooked in a Crock Pot, tender, juicy and delicious. | ifoodblogger.com

Ingredients

Meatball ingredients (see notes)

    • 2 lbs ground beef (also can use pork, or beef/pork combination)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley (or Thai basil, regular basil, cilantro, etc.)

Asian sauce ingredients

  • 1 cup water chestnuts (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (pressed)
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce (or plum sauce)
  • 1/4 cup garlic chili sauce (or to taste, see notes)
  • 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the rest of the meatball ingredients.
  • Mix the meat mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Shape into 1 1/2" balls, ending up with about 20 meatballs.
  • In a small bowl, combine the water chestnuts, green onions, garlic and ginger in a bow and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the hoisin sauce, garlic chili sauce and soy sauce.
  • Layer the meatballs, water chestnut mixture and sauce mixture alternately in a slow cooker until all of the ingredients are used.
  • Cook on High for 2 hours (Low for 4-6 hours) stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  • Reduce the heat to low and serve when ready. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired and use the pot juices as a dipping sauce.

Source by paty_1975

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