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Beef Meatballs (Vietnamese)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Savory Vietnamese beef meatballs with a sweet and spicy hoisin dipping sauce. Serve with rice, tomatoes, and a few cilantro leaves."
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35 m servings 363
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine ground beef, onion, cilantro, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, honey, and chile pepper in a food processor and blend until mixed and minced. Transfer to a bowl. Coat fingers and palms lightly with oil and scoop tablespoons of beef mixture to create equal-sized meatballs and place them on a plate.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Add meatballs; cover and cook 5 minutes. Turn meatballs over, cover pan, and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes more.
  3. Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, fish sauce, and chile pepper in a bowl and serve with meatballs. Pour over meatballs or use as a dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 363 calories; 21.5 17.5 24.8 80 1467 Full nutrition

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11.29.18 I made one change on this recipe, I baked the meatballs instead of frying. My ground beef was 80/20, not lean as listed in the recipe, so that was part of the reason I baked them, all...

I doubled the ginger, onion, and fish sauce. Used 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 1/2 lbs of meat. I did not have chili pepers so I drizzled in some Sriracha. I then used a egg to mix and hold all ...