Today I am feeling a little savory so Ginger Meatballs it is. This recipe is great because there are so many ingredients you can use to create a whole new meatball using the same prep and baking method. I chose to incorporate an Asian influence by adding ginger, fish sauce and green onions among other ingredients. Green onions are just about my favorite veggie to use in Asian cooking because it has a wonderful mild flavor.
This recipe in particular is so easy and would be awesome for entertaining since it takes little time to make and can be prepared in advance for baking later. Serve with jasmine rice and a saute of garlic bok choy for a perfect dinner. Or use these meatballs to make your own Banh Mi using a traditional baguette and adding some pickled veggies. Yum!
3 stalks green onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef (at least 85%)
2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 tsp fish sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Divide the meat into 8 sections and begin forming meatballs making sure to handle delicately (you do not want to mash together and form a dense meatball). Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.
Remove the cooked meatballs from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before serving.