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Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins
Anyone who has been to Bangkok will have come across various meatballs being cooked out in the markets. Here is a version to do at home.
- 2 tablespoons char siu sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce
- 2⁄3 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Thai chile, minced
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper or 1 teaspoon green pepper
- 6 bamboo skewers
- Put the skewers into water to soak.
- This helps prevent them burning.
- Combine the char sui sauce, water and chile-garlic sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
- This is the glazing sauce.
- Combine all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- The best way is to use your hands.
- Roll mixture into 18 meatballs.
- About a rounded tablespoon mixture each.
- Thread 3 meatballs onto each skewer.
- If you like you can add slices of red or green pepper between meatballs.
- Plce them on a baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove skewers and brush meatballs with the glaze all over.
- Turn on the broiler.
- Place skewers under the broiler and cook for about 2 minutes each side.
- These could also be prepared ahead up to the broiler part and then barbequed.
We loved these meatballs. I added the garlic chile paste to the meatball mixture instead of the glaze. I baked them in a 350 degree oven. Tossed them with some Thai Sweet Chile Sauce, and nuked them for a couple minutes. Everyone loved them. Thanks for a great recipe.
Really outstanding meatballs! I translated the recipe into Australian and used a bit over 300gm lean beef and I'm guessing that broiling means grilling! All ingredients are always in the pantry so this was a very easy recipe. I used 1/2 tsp siraccha sauce rather than chillies and the heat was perfect. Served with coconut rice, fantastic meal - thanks for posting!
Very good Have made this several times for parties Cooking the meatballs ahead of time and then adding glaze and reheating