Thai Chili Meatballs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons garlic, 2 teaspoons ginger, bell pepper and carrot. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the green onion and sauté 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  4. Add the turkey, cumin, salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix until well combined. Form into 24 balls, place on a baking sheet and bake for 13 minutes.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water, vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, crushed red pepper, ketchup and Sriracha. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon of water and corn starch. Whisk it into the sauce mix, simmer for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Toss the balls in sauce and serve on a bed of rice. Garnish with red bell pepper and green onion.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Michelle, ALDI Test Kitchen