These spiced meatballs are super easy to prepare and a great light and healthy dish that incorporates sweet mango with the warm flavors of our Nashville Spice Company Caribbean Spice blend.
1/2 C dry whole wheat bread crumbs
1 lb lean ground beef
3 Tbs cornstarch
1 Tbs vegetable oil
2 Tbs honey
2 tsp cornstarch
11/2 Tbs cold water
1/2 C orange juice
2 Tbs lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 medium mango, peeled and diced
1 tsp Nashville Spice Company Red Pepper Flakes, or more to taste
3 C hot cooked rice
Thoroughly combine bread crumbs, ground meat, egg and Nashville Spice Company Caribbean Spice. Shape into 1-inch diameter balls (18 meatballs yields 6 servings). Place on tray, wrap in plastic and refrigerate until needed. Bring to room temperature before cooking.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle 3 Tbs cornstarch on a plate or board.
In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When hot, roll meatballs in cornstarch and carefully add to hot oil. Brown all sides, remove and drain on paper towel.
Whisk together 2 tsp cornstarch, water, orange juice, mango and red pepper flakes.
Place meatballs in a single layer in small baking dish. Pour mango mixture over top, bake 25-30 minutes, basting meatballs with mango mixture during cooking. Meatballs should be cooked through and sauce slightly thickened.
Serve over hot cooked rice.
Nutritional Information (per serving) | Calories 392.5 Total Fat 13.2g Saturated Fat 7.4g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 74.3mg Sodium 98.2mg Potassium 293.2mg Total Carbohydrate 47g Dietary Fiber 1.3g Sugars 13.2 g Protein 20.3 g