One of my favorite recipes. I’m sick of searching for it, so I’m blogging it in hopes that others can enjoy. The Wegmans branded products can easily be replaced with more generic items. Enjoy!
Steamed Meatballs with Asian Green Beans
1 lb 90% or 85% Ground Beef
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs or 1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Garlic Sauce, divided
1 bunch green onions, trimmed, sliced
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
1/2 oz fresh ginger root, peeled, finely chopped
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
Salt to taste
1 cup Instant Brown Rice
1 pkg (12 oz) Green Beans
1 red sweet pepper, seeded, cut in thin strips
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp sesame oil
Combine ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup garlic sauce, green
onions, garlic, ginger, cilantro, cracked pepper, and salt to taste;
mix thoroughly using hands. Shape into 16 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.
Pour uncooked rice into shallow pan or bowl. Roll meatballs in
rice, pressing to coat.
Place green beans and pepper strips in steamer basket. Arrange
meatballs in separate basket; stack baskets with meatballs on the
bottom and cover.
Heat 1-inch water in wok or tegame pan on HIGH to rapid boil. Water
must be hot enough to create steam below items to be cooked, but must
not touch it.
Place layered baskets in pan. Steam about 12 min. Remove from heat;
using extreme caution, remove lid carefully away from your face,
avoiding steam. Meatballs should have internal temp of 160 F;
check by inserting thermometer into center of meatballs.
Heat saute pan on MEDIUM-HIGH. Add sesame seeds and cook, stirring,
1-2 min, until toasted. Add sesame oil, and remaining 2 Tbsp garlic
sauce. Heat just until warmed through, about 2 min. Serve over
vegetables with meatballs.
Option: Garnish with cilantro and drizzle with additional garlic
Recipe featured in Wegmans Menu Magazine
Nutrition Info: Each serving (1 cup vegetables, 4 meatballs) contains
410 calories, 42g carbohydrate (6g fiber), 29g protein, 14g fat (6g
saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol and 250mg sodium.