Skillet Teriyaki Meatballs

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This Skillet Teriyaki Meatballs recipe is cooked to perfection until the meat is tender and doused in a sweet and spicy sauce that is thick and finger licking good. This easy meatball recipe has all the delicious oriental flavors in it along with fresh ginger that you cannot go wrong. This recipe is healthy too because of the lean ground. You may also use turkey in the place of beef if you wish since this recipe is all about versatility regarding the meat you want to use. Easy dinner ideas are always convenient despite the busy weeknights especially when you want to give your family only the best meals. Nobody likes to eat takeout meals on a regular basis. Not only is it unhealthy but also gets boring after a while. That’s why this recipe is so special because it has all the home flavors and tastes better than the takeout food. You can eat these yummy meatballs with noodles, rice, couscous or even quinoa. This recipe is great for freezing as well just in case you don’t want to cook on some days; you know you have healthy food reserved for you in the freezer.

When working with any meat, it's important to practice safety methods of handling to prevent food contamination. By learning to handle meat the safe way you can stop 80 percent of food-borne illnesses. Proper means of cleaning your hands before and after handling food, especially meat is critical, and the only way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen surroundings. Always remember to refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella.

It is very important to read food labels to choose low sodium and preservative-free foods especially packaged goods like soy sauce. Always compare the labels and choose the brand of soy sauce that has the most moderate amount of sodium or msg in it. In the place of corn starch, a healthier option would be arrowroot or tapioca flour. For additional nutrition, add veggies like mushrooms or broccoli if you wish or diced bell peppers to the ground meatballs. Dinner ideas with meat and vegetables make your mealtime wholesome and special too. If you can handle more spice, you can also add chili flakes to the sauce if you wish. Did you know the word teriyaki refers to shine or luster that shows on the meat due to the sugar content in the sauce? Teriyaki style of cooking is one of the most original styles created by Japanese cooks way back in the seventeenth century. Today Teriyaki cuisine happens to be one of the most popular flavors around the world.

Thank you to Mel at the Mel's Kitchen food blog for sharing this fantastic Skillet Teriyaki Meatballs recipe with us. For more healthy and easy dinner ideas, do check out Mel’s blog. This easy meatball recipe is a great meal option when it comes to family dinners. Make this wonderful Teriyaki recipe for your loved ones today!

Nutrition Facts for: Skillet Teriyaki Meatballs From Mel's Kitchen
Ingredients: Soy sauce, water, ground ginger or fresh ginger, garlic powder, brown sugar, honey, rice vinegar, cornstarch, lean ground beef or ground turkey, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, milk, olive oil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 171, Calories from Fat 48, Total Fat 5.3g 8%, Saturated Fat 1.7g 8%, Cholesterol 74mg 25%, Sodium 684mg 29%, Potassium 274mg 8%, Carbohydrates 10.4g 3%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 5.8g, Protein 19.2g, Vitamin A 1%,Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 62%

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