Sunday, April 3, 2011

Meatballs in a Sweet 'n Spicy Asian Sauce with Warm Asian Slaw

This is a great way to take a classic meatball and make it a little modern with an Asian sauce me......everyone will love them! I made yet, another batch of my quick and delicious Nana's Meatballs. I love making a recipe that I can use in different ways. I used half of the meatballs to have with a traditional red sauce over pasta and the other half with the Asian Sauce.  I had two totally different dishes. I like serving the Spicy Asian Meatballs as an appetizer on top of a bed of this delicious Warm Asian Slaw. The next time you want to make meatballs, surprise your family and friends with a little something different. Enjoy!

Asian Dipping Sauce 
  • 1/4 cup Thai Chili Pepper Sauce (or more if you like hotter) 
  • 1/2 cup Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder 

1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring just to a boil. 
2. Turn off heat and continue to stir and remove from heat. 
3. Toss meatballs in the sauce and than remove them to a serving dish on top of the Warm Asian Slaw. Pour the remaining sauce on top all over the meatballs.
4. Sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top if you desire.    
5. This sauce will keep in your refrigerator for a couple weeks.

Warm Asian Slaw
  • 2-3 cups Broccoli Slaw or Cole Slaw
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp Sweet n Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce (above)
1. Saute the broccoli slaw with the butter for about 1 minute.
2. Add the Asian sauce and saute for another 2-3 minutes until desired tenderness.

I like to pile the Asian slaw high and than top with the meatballs.

Note: This would be great over rice too and the sauce would be nice over wings! 

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