Beef Meatballs with Orange Sauce

July 28, 2021
Created by Harmons
40 minutes
Serves 6-8
  • Meatballs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup ginger juice
  • 3 Tbsp less sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 green onions, chopped and divided
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp less socium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp red chile flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400° and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking oil.

In a bowl, combine panko, ginger juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and eggs. Set aside for 10 minutes. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, half of green onions, beef, salt, and pepper and mix to combine.

Scoop meat mixture into 1 tablespoon portions and place on prepared sheet pan. Roll each portion into round balls and bake meatballs until 160˚, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, in a bowl, combine sugar, orange juice concentrate, rice wine vinegar, and cornstarch. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add sesame oil and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add orange juice mixture, stirring constantly, and cook, over low heat, until slightly thickened. Add ginger, soy sauce, red chile flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Sauce should be slightly thick. Serve with meatballs.