Beef Meatballs (Vietnamese)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • ⅓ cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and finely chopped ginger
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1green chile pepper, chopped(Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1Thai chile pepper, finely chopped(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine ground beef, onion, cilantro, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, honey, and chile pepper in a food processor and blend until mixed and minced. Transfer to a bowl. Coat fingers and palms lightly with oil and scoop tablespoons of beef mixture to create equal-sized meatballs and place them on a plate.

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  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Add meatballs; cover and cook 5 minutes. Turn meatballs over, cover pan, and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes more.

  • Step 3

    Combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water, fish sauce, and chile pepper in a bowl and serve with meatballs. Pour over meatballs or use as a dipping sauce.

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