Spicy Leek Meatballs

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Love spicy food? Try this recipe that uses chili peppers and leeks to give that little extra "oomph" to plain meatballs. Pair them with a veggie of your choice, and you have a completely healthy meal. Voila!

Spicy Leek Meatballs

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 people

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground turkey or ground beef
1 1/2 cups minced leeks (white and light green part only, about one bunch)
2 fresh chili peppers, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Knead well by hand until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Divide the mixture into 10 to 12 equal portions, about 1/4 cup each. Roll each portion into a ball.
  4. Heat the cooking oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add meatballs and pan-fry, covered, turning occasionally until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  6. Drain on paper towel.

Notes: 

  • Serve over a bed of simple steamed greens.