As I’m sure you’re sick of reading, I love meatballs. They are my go-to food when I’m on the Dukan Diet. I happen to be working on a cookbook…”99 Meatballs” which should be ready in about a month!! I’m very excited about it. At any rate, the recipes can be made as Dukan Diet recipes or meet any other dietary restrictions as I clearly state in the book.
Not sure if all the current readers are aware but I also have a Dukan Diet recipe cookbook called “Special Order Recipes: Low Fat, Low Carb, High Protein“. It’s available on Amazon.com.
Anyway, here is yet again, another meatball recipe. This one will actually be featured in the book. I hope you all enjoy it. I had them again last night!!
SWEET AND SPICY BEEF MEATBALLS RECIPE
1 lb ground sirloin
1/4 cup oat bran
1 t garlic salt
1/2 t dried ginger
1 t smoked Paprika
1/2-1 t red pepper flakes
2 T low sodium soy sauce (I use gluten-free)
2 t sweetener or 2 T brown sugar sweetener
1/4 cup water
1 t tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t fresh ginger, minced
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 T Worcestershire Sauce
red pepper flakes, to taste
1 T cornstarch mixed with 1 T water
Mix oat bran, egg, garlic salt, paprika, red pepper flakes and dried ginger together using your hands until just blended and form about 20 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in a casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Cook meatballs in a 400 degree oven for 7 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together soy sauce, sweetener, water, tomato paste, garlic, fresh ginger, green onion, Worcestershire sauce and red pepper flakes until well blended and pour into a large skillet. On medium high heat, add the meatballs and continue to cook for 3 minutes. Remove meatballs keeping them warm on a foil-covered plate. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes until sauce thickens adding water if the sauce gets too thick. Pour sauce over meatballs place 2 of them on a decorative skewer.