Asian Meatballs and Greens
 
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The original recipe called for beef. You can absolutely use beef or bison or turkey or chicken. I don't think it really matters. Don't like peanuts? Don't use the peanut sauce. HOWEVER, I wasn't pumped about it and I enjoyed it thoroughly. THIS IS A RECIPE FOR 2. Double for a family.
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ inch ginger root, minced
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 6 oz. baby bok choy
  • 6 oz chinese broccoli (use broccolini, or even broccoli if you can't find chinese broccoli)
  • 12 oz. ground beef (or turkey, or chicken, or bison)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspooon gochujang sauce, divided (substitute a wasabi/water paste if you don't have gochujang)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. In a large bowl, combine meat with 1 tablespoon soy sauce, ½ of gochujang sauce, ½ of garlic, ½ of ginger, and ½ of chopped scallions. Season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, gently mix well and form into 10-12 meatballs. Arrange in a single layer on ⅓ of a foil-lined baking sheet.
  3. Season greens: Chop bok choy and broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Toss in a large bowl with sesame oil, remaining garlic, ginger, and scallions. Season with a little salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on remaining ⅔ of foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Roast meatballs and greens in oven until meatballs are browned and greens are tender and starting to crips. (About 12 minutes)
  5. Make Peanut Sauce: Whisk together peanut butter, honey, juice of 1 lime, remaining soy sauce, and as much of the remaining gochujang sauce as you want (you can substitute wasabi here). Slowly whisk in 2-4 tablespoons of HOT water (until you get desired consistency). Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve meatballs atop the greens with peanut sauce drizzled/poured (depending on your affinity for it) on top of all of it.
Recipe by The Healthy Southerner at http://thehealthysoutherner.com/asian-meatballs-and-greens/