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Szechuan Braised Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Szechuan Braised Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Szechuan Braised Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cfreddy

Makes 4 servings



We braise these spicy beef meatballs and Chinese cabbage in a bit of beef broth. Make it a meal: Ladle over brown rice or noodles with steamed broccoli and carrots on the side.

Recipe Ingredients for Szechuan Braised Meatballs

16 oz 90% Lean Ground Beef, Fresh
5 oz Whole Water Chestnuts
14 oz Straw Mushrooms
86 grams Chili Sauce
295 grams Cabbage, Chinese (Pe-tsai)
1.33 tbsp Canola Oil
0.14 cup Cornstarch

Recipe Directions for Szechuan Braised Meatballs

  1. 1.Gently mix beef, water chestnuts, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, five-spice powder and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Shape the mixture into 12 balls (use about 2 tablespoons each to make 1 1/2-inch meatballs). Whisk broth and the remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth.

  2. 2.Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet or nonstick wok over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning once, until brown, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  3. 3.Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 15 to 30 seconds. Add the reserved broth mixture, Szechuan sauce, cabbage and mushrooms; cook, stirring, until the cabbage is just wilted, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer, return the meatballs to the pan, cover and cook until the sauce is thickened and the meatballs are cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with scallions (if using).

Categories

Beef, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 352.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
386
Calories from Fat
181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.1g
31%
Saturated Fat
5.4g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
601mg
25%
Potassium
176mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
13.8g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
1.0g
Protein
33.3g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 8% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
88% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
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