Honey Sriracha Meatballs + Ramen Almond Salad
Serves 4-6 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes
Recipe by Mariah Reil, MS, RD, LN 

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

-1 lb lean, grass-fed ground beef

-1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

-1 egg

-2 green onions

-1/2 tsp garlic powder

-1/4 tsp black pepper

Sauce:

-2 tbsp sriracha sauce

-2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

-2 tbsp rice vinegar

-1/4 cup honey

-1/4 tsp ginger

-1 clove minced garlic

-1/2 tsp sesame oil

For the salad:

-2 packages dry ramen (seasoning packet discarded)

-1 cup slivered almonds

-5 cups sliced green cabbage

-2 cups red cabbage

-1 cup matchstick carrots

-4 green onions, chopped

Dressing:

-1/2 cup olive oil

-1/4 cup rice vinegar 

-1/4 cup honey

-1 tsp minced garlic

-1/4 tsp ginger


Directions:

  1. Make the meatballs: in a large bowl, combine the meatball ingredietns and mix well. Form into balls and place on a greased sheet pan. 
  2. Bake meatballs at 375 for 20-25 minutes until completely cooked through and no pink remains upon cutting.
  3. While the meatballs are cooking, stir together ingredients for the sauce and place in a small saucepan.
  4. Cook sauce on high until boiling and continue cooking on medium until sauce reduces and thickens, about 8 minutes.
  5. When the meatballs are done, toss in the sauce and serve warm.
  6. Make the salad: combine salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  7. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small mixing bowl and drizzle over the salad. Toss well and store in the fridge for 30 minutes until serving.

Beef is a rich source of B vitamins, including thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. These nutrients play roles in growth, metabolism, DNA repair, immune function, and more. Getting vitamins from food is always recommended first before supplementation. Adding more grass-fed beef to your diet can be a great way to get many of the B vitamins that your body needs and could even prevent the need for supplementation.*

*Always talk to your provider about any supplements you are taking. This information is purely educational and should not be interpreted as an individual recommendation. Talk to your provider about specific health concerns or seek the help of a registered dietitian for personalized care. 

June 28, 2021 — Reil Ranch