General Tso’s Meatballs

Meat - Beef - General Tsos Meatballs

 

I would give credit where credit is due for this one but I really forgot where I found it.  It is a spicy, sweet and fun way to eact meatballs.  Make the sauce ahead of time and you’ll have an easy dinner.

 

 

What You Need:

For the Meatballs

·         1 lb ground turkey or chicken

·         2 Tbl minced ginger

·         1/4 cup scallions, chopped

·         1 tsp garlic powder

·         1/4 cup almond flour

·         1 egg

·         light flavored oil for frying (olive, grapeseed, etc)

For the Sauce

·         1/2 tsp sesame oil

·         3 Tbl rice wine vinegar

·         3 Tbl soy sauce (tamari based for GF, or coconut aminos for Paleo)

·         1/4 cup water

·         3 Tbl sugar substitute (honey for Paleo)

·         1/2 tsp xanthan gum (or arrowroot powder)

·         1/4 cup scallions, chopped

·         4 – 5 small dried chilies, seeded and chopped

 

What You Do To Make the Meatballs:

1.      Combine all of the meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly.

2.      Form into 16 balls and saute/fry in oil over medium heat until cooked through and crispy.

 

What You Do To make the sauce:

1.      Combine the sesame oil, vinegar, GF soy sauce, water, sugar substitute, and xanthan gum in a small saucepan and whisk until combined.

2.      Add the scallions and chili pepper and bring to a boil.

3.      Simmer for five minutes until thickened and remove from heat.

 

Add the cooked meatballs to the thickened sauce and stir to coat. Garnish with more chopped scallions and chilis if desired.

 

 

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