Meatballs with an Asian Twist

So since I joined Pintrest I have pinned quite a few recipes and some I have followed to a t and some I have adapted to my liking.. Sometimes it is fun to find a recipe and switch it up a little, make it your own.. This recipe comes from the blogger Gimme Some Oven.. I followed the exact recipe expect I didnt have rice wine vinegar so I used Rice cooking wine and it worked out great.. And I used ground turkey, for a healthier alternative.. Well here it is..

~Meatballs
2 lbs ground pork, ground beef or ground turkey
2tsp sesame oil
1c Panko or breadcrumbs
1/2tsp ground ginger
2 eggs
3 tsp minced garlic
1/2c thinly-sliced green onions
optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallions

~Sauce
2/3 c hoisin sauce
1/4 c rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp ground ginger

~Method

Preheat oven to 400.

In a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients until well-combined.  Shape into balls (I made mine about 1.5 inches, which yielded about 35 meatballs, but 1 inch is probably standard), and place on a greased baking sheet or in a 9×13 baking dish.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until meatballs are golden on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.

While the meatballs are baking, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients until blended.  Once meatballs have finished cooking, you can either dip each meatball individually (using a toothpick) in the sauce mixture.  Or you can pour the sauce over the meatballs and gently stir them until covered.

Serve warm, and sprinkle with additional garnish if desired.

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