30 Minute Healthy Chinese!

26 Oct

Ever had really delicious, but really greasy chinese food? Just the other day, my husband and I went to a chinese restaurant and we got sesame chicken. Man, it was fabulous, but we felt pretty guilty afterwards. So, after a few days of thinking, I came up with a recipe for guiltless turkey sesame meatballs with a quick 3 minute sauce….thats right…3 minute sauce. Perfect for all you busy bodies on the go! And, there’s enough sauce to add to some quick stir fried veggies! Crack out your wok’s-Chinese is on tonight!

Turkey Sesame Meatballs
1 1/4 lbs ground turkey (93/7)
1 egg
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon ginger
salt & pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3-1/2 cup sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except for the sesame seeds. Form into golf ball sized rounds. Roll in sesame seeds and place on sheet pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly. Serve with sauce (see below).
Sweet Sauce (or the 3-minute sauce)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sugar
In large bowl or liquid measure, stir all ingredients. Microwave on high for 3 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Serve with Turkey Sesame Meatballs and/or veggies (see below).
Stir Fry Veggies
So, there’s really not much to cooking up some vegetables. In a large fry pan or wok, heat up 1-2 tablespoons of oil. Dump in your veggies of choice and cook for 5-10 minutes.
I used onion, broccoli, green and red bell peppers, bok choy, and carrots. After mine were cooked, I added in half of the sauce (above) and kept the other half to pour over the meatballs.

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