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Polynesian Meatballs

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  Lean beef 1 Pound, ground twice
  Onion 1 Small, grated
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Curry powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  All purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Peanut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Hot beef broth 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Dark rum 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Plain yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Room Temperature)
  Sour cream 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (Room Temperature)
  Unsweetened shredded coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Finely chopped macadamia nuts/Finely chopped salted cashews 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Combine beef, onion, bread crumbs, egg, curry powder, ginger, salt and pepper in bowl.
Knead until thoroughly blended and smooth.
Shape mixture into 11/2-inch balls.
Roll lightly in flour.
Heat oil in heavy skillet over moderate heat.
Add meatballs; saute until lightly browned on all sides, adding more oil if necessaryj.
Transfer to plate and keep warm.
Add 1 tablespoon flour to skillet drippings; mix well.
Add brqth and rum.
Stir constantly until sauce is slightly thickened.
Return meatballstoskillet.
Coveran|d simmer20 minutes, adding more broth if necessary.
Stir in yogurt and sour cream.
Taste and adjust season-ing.
Heat thoroughly, but do not boil.
Serve sprinkled with coconut and nuts.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 464 Calories from Fat 239

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g42.3%

Saturated Fat 11.3 g56.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 114.1 mg38%

Sodium 389.1 mg16.2%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.4%

Dietary Fiber 3 g11.8%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 31 g62.5%

Vitamin A 4.1% Vitamin C 4.9%

Calcium 12.6% Iron 20.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Polynesian Meatballs Recipe