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General Tso's Meatballs

China Buffet Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 pound ground turkey or chicken
2 tablespoons minced ginger
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup almond flour
1 egg
light flavored oil for frying (olive, grapeseed, etc)

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
4 -5 small dried chilies, seeded and chopped

To make the meatballs: Combine all of the meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form into 16 balls and fry in oil over medium heat until cooked through and crispy. Alternatively you could bake them but they won't get the crunchy exterior.

To make the sauce: Combine the sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, water and sugar in a small saucepan and whisk until combined. Add the scallions and chili pepper and bring to a boil. Simmer for five minutes until thickened and remove from heat.

To serve: Add the cooked meatballs to the thickened sauce and stir to coat. Garnish with more chopped scallions and chilis if desired.

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