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Mandarin Orange Sticky Meatballs

  • < 5 minutes prep time
  • 5-10 Minutes cook time
  • Serves
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  • Ingredients

    3 tablespoons tamari
    3⁄4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
    1⁄2 cup brown sugar
    Zest of one orange
    1 tablespoon peanut oil
    2 tablespoons ginger, minced
    2 teaspoons garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
    1⁄2 cup green onion, chopped with whites and greens separate
    1 tablespoons rice cooking wine
    1 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
    1⁄2 cup water
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    sesame seeds

  • Directions

    1) Cook meatballs in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until heated. While cooking make the sauce.

    2) In a bowl, whisk together the tamari, orange juice, brown sugar and orange zest. Set aside.

    3) In a wok or large pan, add peanut oil, the minced ginger, garlic, crushed red chili pepper and whites of the green onions and stir-fry for just a few seconds until fragrant.

    4) Add the rice wine, the vinegar, and the orange tamari mixture. Combine and then add in the meatballs.

    5) In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch to make a slurry and then add it to the pan and stir until sauce has thickened.

    6) Top meatballs with sesame seeds and green part of green onions