Sweet and Spicy Sesame Meatball Bowl with Mango Cucumber Salad.

Sweet and Spicy Sesame Meatball Bowl with Mango Cucumber Salad.


A delicious family dinner that's easily ready in under an hour!
  • 1 pound ground chicken or pork
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 3 cups steamed rice
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 mango, peach, or a mix, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Gochugaru flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  1. To make the meatballs. Add the chicken, green onions, 1 clove grated garlic, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of pepper to a bowl. Mix until just combined. Coat your hands with a bit of oil and roll the meat into tablespoon-size balls (will make 15-20 meatballs).
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and sear until crisp and mostly cooked through, about 5-8 minutes, turning them 2-3 times.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a glass jar, combine the tamari, ⅓ cup water, 3 cloves grated garlic, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, chili sauce, honey, and sesame seeds. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water.
  4. Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Simmer 2-3 minutes, then add the cornstarch, and cook until the sauce lightly coats the meatballs.
  5. Add the cucumbers to a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of salt. Let sit 5 minutes, then drain out the water. Add the mango, gochugaru flakes, tamari, and sesame seeds.
  6. Spoon the rice into bowls. Add the salad, the meatballs, and a handful of green onions and basil.

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