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Sweet & Spicy Asian Meatballs

Meatballs are a staple dish in most households, especially if you have children. Yes,you can do the classic marinara or bbq sauce with them but I like to change it up a bit and decided on this lovely sweet & spicy sauce instead. I'm sure your family will love it. You can make it as spicy as they like or tone it down a bit to suit their tastes. The choice is yours. Why not give this a try and let us know how you get on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 10 mins

 400 g Beef Meatballs
 1 Onion
 1 Pepper
 200 g Mushrooms
 100 g Spinach
 1 pinch S&P
 1 tbsp Oil
 1 tbsp Sesame seeds (optional)
 For the Sauce
 4 tbsp Ketchup
 4 tbsp Soy Sauce(Low Sodium)
 4 tbsp Sweet Chilli sauce
 2 Garlic cloves
 1 tsp Ginger
 ½ tsp Chilli flakes
 1 tbsp Brown sugar
 1 pinch Chinese 5 spice
 1 tbsp White wine vinegar

1

Prep :-
Slice the Onion
Slice the Pepper (I used a mix of red,green & yellow)
Slice the Mushrooms
Chop the Garlic
Shred the Spinach

2

Add the oil to a frying pan on a medium heat.
Add the meatballs.

3

Fry till seared on all sides (3-4mns) but not cooked through.

4

Switch the Slow cooker on to Low. Add the onion and pepper.

5

Add the Meatballs

6

Add the mushrooms

7

Make the Sauce by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and mixing till blended

8

Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Season with S&P.Stir through.

9

Place the lid on and cook on Low for 3-4hrs or High for 2-3

10

10mns before serving add the Spinach and stir through.

11

Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

12

Serve hot with rice,a sprinkle of sesame seeds and mini poppadoms.

13

Easy swaps:-
Beef for Pork meatballs
Ketchup for Passata
Brown sugar for white
Spinach for Parsley
Slow Cooker for Stove top by cooking in the pot for 40mns

14

Tip:-
if you want a thinner sauce add some stock.
If you want a thicker sauce add a tbsp of cornflour or leave the lid off for 1 hr.

Ingredients

 400 g Beef Meatballs
 1 Onion
 1 Pepper
 200 g Mushrooms
 100 g Spinach
 1 pinch S&P
 1 tbsp Oil
 1 tbsp Sesame seeds (optional)
 For the Sauce
 4 tbsp Ketchup
 4 tbsp Soy Sauce(Low Sodium)
 4 tbsp Sweet Chilli sauce
 2 Garlic cloves
 1 tsp Ginger
 ½ tsp Chilli flakes
 1 tbsp Brown sugar
 1 pinch Chinese 5 spice
 1 tbsp White wine vinegar

Directions

1

Prep :-
Slice the Onion
Slice the Pepper (I used a mix of red,green & yellow)
Slice the Mushrooms
Chop the Garlic
Shred the Spinach

2

Add the oil to a frying pan on a medium heat.
Add the meatballs.

3

Fry till seared on all sides (3-4mns) but not cooked through.

4

Switch the Slow cooker on to Low. Add the onion and pepper.

5

Add the Meatballs

6

Add the mushrooms

7

Make the Sauce by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and mixing till blended

8

Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Season with S&P.Stir through.

9

Place the lid on and cook on Low for 3-4hrs or High for 2-3

10

10mns before serving add the Spinach and stir through.

11

Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

12

Serve hot with rice,a sprinkle of sesame seeds and mini poppadoms.

13

Easy swaps:-
Beef for Pork meatballs
Ketchup for Passata
Brown sugar for white
Spinach for Parsley
Slow Cooker for Stove top by cooking in the pot for 40mns

14

Tip:-
if you want a thinner sauce add some stock.
If you want a thicker sauce add a tbsp of cornflour or leave the lid off for 1 hr.

Sweet & Spicy Asian Meatballs

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