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Photo by CanolaInfo -- Hoisin sauce, also known as Chinese barbecue sauce, adds flavor to Hoisin-Whiskey Glazed Meatballs and helps to thicken the Asian-inspired glaze.

Hoisin-Whiskey Glazed Meatballs

Makes 24 meatballs; serves 6. Recipe is from CanolaInfo, which says, “Hoisin sauce, also called Chinese barbecue sauce, adds a lot of flavor and helps to thicken this Asian-inspired glaze.”

8 ounces ground turkey

1?3 cup quick cooking oats

1?3 cup finely chopped green onion (green and white parts)

1 medium jalapeño chili pepper, finely chopped (with seeds)

2 egg whites

1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

2 tablespoons canola oil, divided


2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons bourbon or Canadian whiskey

2 teaspoons packed brown sugar substitute blend

1. In medium bowl, combine turkey, oats, green onion, chili pepper, egg whites, pepper and 1 tablespoon of canola oil and shape into 24 small meatballs (about 1 tablespoon each).

2. Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs 6 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning frequently.

3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together hoisin sauce, bourbon and sugar substitute.

4. Pour hoisin mixture over meatballs in skillet and cook 15 seconds, stirring gently until well coated. Serve with wooden picks.

Note: For better control, use two utensils, such as a fork and a spoon, to turn the meatballs easily.

Nutritional analysis per serving: 160 calories, 7 grams total fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 20 milligrams cholesterol, 230 milligrams sodium, 11 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 9 grams protein.