Easy Asian-Inspired Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Faster than take-out, less expensive, and so easy!!! My husband came home from Costco with this large jar of PIneapple/Habenero Chutney. Very hot and very good, so I have tried it in numerous recipes, including fish. Always great. But, this recipe is for moist tangy meat balls on Ramen noodles. There must be an equivalent name for Asian-American, like Tex-Mex, but I don't know it. Let's just say this is not a real asian recipe, but an American-who-likes-Chinese-takeout and Asian foods in general.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple-habanero chutney (Costco)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 14 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock or 1 cup vegetable stock or 1 cup beef stock
  • 4 tablespoons diced onions
  • 4 tablespoons diced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon diced garlic
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tablespoon oil (for frying)
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages chicken-flavored ramen noodles or 2 (3 ounce) packages beef-flavor ramen noodles

Directions

  1. Combine first five ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Note: you can make a pineapple/habenero chutney substitute by combining pepper jelly and crushed canned pineapple.
  3. Heat skillet with oil on medium heat.
  4. Quickly roll mixture into 12- 15 small balls, add to skillet. Turn after 2 minutes. Add diced onion, carrot, garlic. Stir for 1 minutes and then add chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover, squeeze lemon juice into skillet and stir. Continue simmering, to reduce liquid while preparing Ramen Noodles.
  5. Prepare and drain 2 packages of Top Ramen Noodles (you can use the flavor packets in the boiling water or add to the meatballs and stir). Place 1/4 of noodles onto 4 separate plates. Top each plate of noodles with 1/4 of the meatballs and sauce.