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 assembly otlek)
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 pound ground sirloin
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Add beef; mix gently to combine. With moist hands, shape the ground beef mixture into 20 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.

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 degrees for 7 minutes or until done.

Yield 4 servings (serving size 5 meatballs). CALORIES 241, FAT 11.3g (sat 2.7g, mono 4.8g, poly 3g), PROTEIN 23.5g, CARBS 10.3g, FIBER 0.3g, CHOL 42mg, IRON 1.9mg, SODIUM 491mg, CALC 36mg

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