Asian Five-Spice Meatballs
Seasoned with Chinese five-spice powder, this slow cooker recipe can easily be transformed into an awesome Asian-style meatloaf.
1 1/2 pounds ground meatloaf mix (beef, pork and veal)
1 cup panko bread crumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 scallions, sliced, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger root
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup ketchup
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 cups cooked white rice
1. Coat slow cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine meatloaf mix, panko, eggs, scallions, ginger, onion powder, five-spice powder and soy sauce. Form into 12 meatballs, about 1/3 cup of mixture for each.
3. Combine beef broth, ketchup, tomato sauce and vinegar. Pour into slow cooker; place meatballs in bottom in a single layer. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
4. Serve with rice and garnish with sliced scallions.