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Five Spice Appetizer Meatballs

Five Spice Appetizer Meatballs

Turn these Five Spice Appetizer Meatballs into a main dish by spooning several meatballs and sauce over hot cooked rice or noodles.


1 slightly beaten egg white
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder
1 pound lean ground beef
1-1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 medium red and/or green sweet bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces


In a large bowl combine egg white, bread crumbs, five-spice powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add beef; mix well. Shape into 48 1-inch meatballs. Place in a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until no pink remains in center of meatballs. Drain.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan stir together orange juice, honey, cornstarch, soy sauce, and ginger. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Add sweet pepper and meatballs in saucepan; cook and stir until heated through. Keep warm in a fondue pot or chafing dish. Serve with toothpicks.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 48 appetizer-size meatballs.
Serving size: 1 meatball
Calories: 27; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0mg; Cholesterol: 6mg; Sodium: 59mg; Carbohydrates: 3g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 2g

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