Asian Beef Meatballs

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons minced green onion
2 tablespoons minced salted peanuts
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
Tangerine Dipping Sauce (see recipe)
Preparation:
Heat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, green onion, peanuts, soy sauce, cilantro, garlic and ginger in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 28 (1-1/4- inch) meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 400°F oven 13 to 14 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, or until no longer pink in center and juices show no pink color. Serve with Tangerine Dipping Sauce.
Tangerine Dipping Sauce
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh tangerine juice
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1 teaspoon freshly grated tangerine peel
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
Preparation:
Combine all ingredients except sesame oil in small bowl. Whisk in sesame oil.
Serves: Makes 1/2 cup
Serves: Makes 28 meatballs

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