I actually made this recipe last week for meal prep, but did not end up posting it because I took a trip to the hospital for appendicitis all week. Luckily I did get to eat one of these meals before going to the hospital though, so I can write a little feedback about it. I am not a fan of spicy food, despite my best efforts for trying, and this was a recipe way too spicy for my liking. I think if I were to leave the small dried chilies out (or not gotten dried habanero chiles), I would have liked this meal. I also used ground beef instead of turkey or chicken like the recipe calls for, so that could have changed the taste too. If you are a fan of general tso meals or like spicy, definitely give this one a try. And if you double the meatballs, make sure you double the sauce!
General Tso’s Meatballs
For the Meatballs
To make the meatballs:
Combine all of the meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form into 16 balls and saute/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, coconut aminos, water, honey, and arrowroot powder 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.
Add the cooked meatballs to the thickened sauce and stir to coat. Garnish with more chopped scallions and chilis if desired.
Original recipe found here
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