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Top-Rated Budget Recipes: Sesame-Soy Meatballs
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Sesame-Soy Meatballs

Serve these garlicky, spicy meatballs with steamed sugar snap peas and two cups cooked rice tossed with 1 tablespoon chile paste—you'll find it on the ethnic aisle of most supermarkets or at Asian grocers.

Price: $2.50 per serving

Pantry Checklist:
• Green onions
• Brown sugar
• Lower-sodium soy sauce
• Dark sesame oil
• Chile paste (such as sambal oelek)
• Salt
• Garlic cloves
• Ground sirloin (1 lb.)

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