*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Five-Spice Appetizer Meatballs
 
 Recipe By     : Meredith Corporation 1998
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef & Veal                      Florida Cuisine
                 Family & Friends                 Appetizers & Hors d'Oeuvres
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    egg white -- slightly beaten
      3/4  cup           soft bread crumbs
      1/4  teaspoon      five-spice powder
    1      pound         lean ground beef
    1 1/2  cups          orange juice
    3      tablespoons   honey
    4      teaspoons     cornstarch
      1/4  teaspoon      ground ginger
    1      medium        red sweet pepper -- cut in 1 pieces
 
 In a large bowl combine egg white, bread crumbs, five-sp[ice powder, and 1/2 te
 aspoon saalt.  Add beef; mix well.  Shape into fourty-eigh 1-inch meatballs.  l
 ace in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minut
 es or until no pink remains in center of meatballs.  Drain.
 
 Meanwhile, in a large saucepan stir together orange juice, honey, cornstarch, s
 oy sauce and ginger.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.  Cook and stir 
 for 2 minutes more.  Add sweet pepper and meatballs to saucepan; cook and stir 
 until heated through.  Keep warm in a fondue pot or chafing dish.  Serve with t
 oothpicks.
 
 Makes 48 appetizer-size meatballs.
 
 Source:   Special Advertising Section for Florida Citrus.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : Turn thse minature meatballs into a main dish by spooning several meatb
 alls and sauce over hot cooked rice or noodles.