Hello! Are you up for taking a food field trip today?
Today I am guest blogging over at The Ranting Chef, a blog that is all about food and exploring recipe possibilities. If you are in a food rut and need some new ideas for dinner, I’m sure his Potato Pancake Reuben Sandwich or Buffalo Chicken Salad Wrap will lift you right out of it!
The recipe I am sharing today is Asian-Inspired Spaghetti and Meatballs.
I know. That sounds a little funky. But it also sounds a little lo-mein-ish, too, dontcha think? And we all know that lo mein is one of the greatest wonders of the world. (I can’t get enough of it!)
So when I was faced with yet another boring pound of ground beef and some veggies, my wheels got to turning.
The results? Flavor-packed meatballs surrounded by noodled and lots of stir-fried veggies. Food rut, you are BUSTED!
Wanna be a rut-buster, too?
Then head over to The Ranting Chef because it’s never too late to start planning for dinner.
Have a tasty day!
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely grated
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
- 1” ginger root, peeled and finely grated
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce (like sambal oelek)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 lb. lean ground beef (I use 93/7)
- 2 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
- 2 cups finely sliced cabbage or bok choy
- 1/4 cup soy sauce, plus more to taste
- 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 Tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
- 1/2 lb. spaghetti, cooked al dente and drained
- To make the meatballs, combine the first ten ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Beat in eggs until just combined.
- Using your hands, work the meat into the veggie/egg mixture until just combined. Roll into 1” balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in middle.
- To make the noodles, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for one minute, stirring. Add cabbage along with the soy sauce mixture and cook for another few minutes until the cabbage wilts (3-5 minutes). Stir occasionally. Stir in drained and cooked spaghetti. Add cooked meatballs and toss until well combined.
- Serve with an extra splash of soy sauce or chili sauce if desired.