Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs

Ingredients

 2 lbs Armanino Gourmet Beef Meatballs (about 64 meatballs)
 ½ cup apricot preserves
 ¼ cup light brown sugar
 2 tbsp gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
 2 tbsp rice vinegar
 1 tbsp soy sauce
 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
 ½ piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper
 sesame seeds and sliced scallions, for garnish

Directions

1

Add all the sauce ingredients in a slow cooker and stir until combined.

2

Add the frozen meatballs and stir to fully coat.

3

Cover and cook on low for 4 hours (or high for 2 hours), stirring once or twice during cooking, until meatballs and warm and well coated with the sauce.

4

Turn the slow cooker to warm until ready to serve.

5

Just before serving, garnish with sesame seeds and sliced scallions.

Chef’s Tips

  • Gochujang is a Korean sweet and spicy red pepper paste worth seeking out in Asian markets and well stocked grocery stores. If you can’t find it, try sriracha or a garlic chile paste (known as sambal olek) which are a little spicier and not as sweet as gochujang so add a bit more brown sugar to compensate.
  • Depending on the size of your slow cooker, the recipe and be easily doubled or halved.
  • If don’t have a slow cooker, combine the ingredients in a heavy pot or casserole dish and cook, covered, in a low 275°F oven for at least 1 ½ hours, checking frequently toward the end.

Ingredients

 2 lbs Armanino Gourmet Beef Meatballs (about 64 meatballs)
 ½ cup apricot preserves
 ¼ cup light brown sugar
 2 tbsp gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
 2 tbsp rice vinegar
 1 tbsp soy sauce
 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
 ½ piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper
 sesame seeds and sliced scallions, for garnish

Directions

1

Add all the sauce ingredients in a slow cooker and stir until combined.

2

Add the frozen meatballs and stir to fully coat.

3

Cover and cook on low for 4 hours (or high for 2 hours), stirring once or twice during cooking, until meatballs and warm and well coated with the sauce.

4

Turn the slow cooker to warm until ready to serve.

5

Just before serving, garnish with sesame seeds and sliced scallions.

Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs

Yields8 Servings

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time4 hrs

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