Asian Meatballs with Sweet-Spicy Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 14 to 18 minutes
Serves: Makes about 34 meatballs, or 10 to 12 appetizer servings
Ingredients:
  • 12 ounces Swift Premium® Ground Pork
  • 3/4 cups very finely chopped napa cabbage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons very finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 teaspoons plain fine-dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon oriental sesame seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup red plum jam
  • 5 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriacha hot chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
Cooking Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Line a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Mix cabbage and salt in large bowl; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in onion, ginger, breadcrumbs, sesame seed oil, and soy sauce. Add pork; mix (do not overwork meat mixture). With damp hands, form mixture into 1 inch balls. Place on prepared baking pan.
  3. For sauce, combine jam, vinegar, chili sauce, and soy sauce. Remove 3 tablespoons sauce and use to lightly brush meatballs. Bake meatballs in oven for 14 to 18 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted near centers reads 160° F.
  4. If desired, warm remaining sauce. Transfer meatballs to warmed serving dish. Serve with sauce for dipping. Or toss meatballs with sauce and keep warm in a mini slow cooker.
Recipe Nutrition Overview
Per Serving
Calories
126
Total fat
6g
Saturated fat
2g
Cholesterol
23mg
Sodium
161mg
Carbohydrate
12g
Fiber
0.1g
Protein
6g
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