Thai Beef Meatballs

To serve this recipe as elegant hors d'oeuvres, skewer each meatball with picks made from cleaned stalks of lemon grass. Serve on a platter with purchased Thai chili or sweet and sour sauce in a small bowl for dipping. Make Ahead Tip: Cooked meatballs can be frozen for up to 3 months and reheated in microwave to serve.

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins

 2 lb (1 kg) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round or Lean Ground Beef
 1 cup (250 mL) dry bread crumbs
 ¼ cup (50 mL) unsweetened canned coconut milk
 1 egg
 3 tbsp (45 mL) sweetened dessicated coconut
 3 tbsp (45 mL) soy sauce
 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced ginger root
 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced green onions
 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced cloves garlic
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt and pepper

1

Combine beef, bread crumbs, coconut milk, egg, coconut, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger root, green onions, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly.

2

Using 1 tbsp (15 mL) measure, shape into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Place in single layer on lightly oiled, foil-lined baking trays.

3

Cook in 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until completely cooked and digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into centre of several meatballs reads 160°F (71°C).

Ingredients

 2 lb (1 kg) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Round or Lean Ground Beef
 1 cup (250 mL) dry bread crumbs
 ¼ cup (50 mL) unsweetened canned coconut milk
 1 egg
 3 tbsp (45 mL) sweetened dessicated coconut
 3 tbsp (45 mL) soy sauce
 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced ginger root
 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced green onions
 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced cloves garlic
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt and pepper

Directions

1

Combine beef, bread crumbs, coconut milk, egg, coconut, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger root, green onions, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly.

2

Using 1 tbsp (15 mL) measure, shape into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Place in single layer on lightly oiled, foil-lined baking trays.

3

Cook in 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until completely cooked and digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into centre of several meatballs reads 160°F (71°C).

Thai Beef Meatballs
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