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Asian Pork Meatballs with Sesame Cucumber Salad

Pork meatballs with Asian flavors, served with a light sesame 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
  • 2 teaspoon Sriracha or gochujang
  • 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. Bake 15-18 minutes, until internal temperature of meatballs reaches 145 degrees.
  3. To make cucumber salad, toss together all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  4. Serve salad with meatballs.

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

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