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Sesame Pork Meatballs with Cucumber Salad

Pork meatballs with sesame and soy served with a light cucumber carrot salad.

Ingredients

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Pork Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or gochujang (or more to taste)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • ¾ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Cucumber Salad:

  • 1 large English cucumber, shaved
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shaved
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Pinch coarse salt and crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. To make meatballs, thoroughly mix all of the meatball ingredients together in a bowl. Form 2-inch meatballs and place on the wire rack about an inch apart.
  3. Bake 15-18 minutes, until internal temperature of meatballs reaches 145 degrees.
  4. To make cucumber salad, toss together all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  5. Serve salad with meatballs.

Notes

Substitution Tip: Use ground turkey instead of pork for a lower fat option.

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Keywords: oven, baked, asian, simple, easy, healthy