Recipe for Asian Meatballs:
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
1 lb. lean ground beef
½ cup and 2 Tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
1 large clove minced garlic
1 Tablespoon freshly minced ginger
1 Tablespoon minced jalapeno (less if you want a less spicy meatball)
4 ½ Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 Tablespoons minced cilantro stems
2 Tablespoons cold water
For the sandwiches:
4 6-inch sub sandwich rolls
Soy mayonnaise (recipe below)
Julienned green onions
Thinly sliced seedless cucumbers
1. In a bowl, combine beef, panko, garlic, ginger, jalapeno, soy sauce, cilantro stems, and water. Knead until well mixed and elastic. Form 16 firm meatballs.
2. Bake meatballs on a baking sheet in a 425° F oven for 25 minutes or until they are cooked through.
3. Split open the submarine rolls and brown in oven for a few minutes.
4. Assemble the sandwiches by coating the rolls with soy mayonnaise, and then placing 4 hot meatballs on each sandwich. Top with remaining ingredients and serve.
¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
Combine all ingredients until well incorporated.
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