Monday: This should be a fun, kid-friendly dish and simple to make. According to the website, this dish should cost you $2.50 per person. (again, family of 4) I'm including a noodle recipe to go with it, so it might change the price just a bit. You can serve these with rice, noodles, or all veggies. A side of Miso soup would be good too (though high in salt)
*Kid Korner: have your kids roll the meatballs
Sesame Soy Meatballs w/noodles (recipe courtesy of Cooking Light)
- 1/3 cup minced green onions
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon chile paste (such as sambal oelek)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 pound ground sirloin
- Cooking spray
- 1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
- 2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Add beef; mix gently to combine. With moist hands, shape beef mixture into 20 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.
- 3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the meatballs to pan; cook 4 minutes, turning to brown meatballs on all sides. Arrange browned meatballs in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining meatballs. Bake meatballs at 400° for 7 minutes or until done.
- 8 ounces uncooked wide rice noodles
- 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
- 1 cup red bell pepper strips
- 1 cup julienne-cut snow peas
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions