Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs with Ranch Sriracha Dip Recipe

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  • Hidden Valley Ranch Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs

    As soon as the temperature warms up, I’m ready to fling open my doors for small gatherings and parties. When it comes to summer entertaining, I love preparing the menu as much as I enjoy hanging out with friends. I prefer serving small bites like these Vietnamese inspired mini meatballs because I can make them ahead of time. Just warm them up right before the party.

    Set out a bowl of these flavorful, tender meatballs with a bowl of creamy Hidden Valley Original Ranch Sriracha dip and sliced cucumbers. Your guests can skewer, dip, and pop the meatballs right into their mouths!

    If you happen to have any Vietnamese inspired mini meatballs left over, make a meatball sub with a generous slather of creamy Hidden Valley Original Ranch Sriracha dip!

    Vietnamese Inspired Min Meatballs

    A unique twist on the classic party appetizer!

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    Servings: 50 mini meatballs & 2 cups of dip

    Ingredients:

    • Hidden ValleyOriginal RanchDips Mix: 1 1-ounce packet
    • Greek yogurt, plain: 2 cups
    • Sriracha chili garlic sauce: 1 teaspoon
    • cilantro: ½ cup roughly chopped, divided in half
    • ground beef: 1 pound
    • five spice powder: 1 Tablespoon
    • onion powder: 2 teaspoons
    • garlic powder: 1 teaspoon
    • salt: 1 teaspoon
    • ground pepper: 1 teaspoon
    • egg: 1 large
    • panko or bread crumbs: ¾ cup
    • cucumber: 1 hot house cucumber or 5 mini cucumbers

    Directions:

    Hidden Valley Ranch Creamy Sriracha Dip

    Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dips Mix, Sriracha, and ¼ cup chopped cilantro.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Creamy Sriracha Dip

    Step 2: Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cover and set in the refrigerator while making meatballs.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs

    Step 3: Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C/Gas Mark 4.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs

    Step 4: In a medium bowl, combine all the spices, salt & pepper, panko crumbs, egg, rest of the cilantro, and ground beef. Mix until ingredients are thoroughly combined.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs

    Step 5: Scoop about ½ Tbsp of meatball mixture and roll it into meatballs. Heat a large oven-safe skillet on medium high heat. Once skillet is hot, add meatballs. Brown meatballs, turning so they brown on all sides.  

    Hidden Valley Ranch Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs

    Step 7: Turn off stove and place skillet into oven. Cook meatballs in the oven for 10–15 minutes, until cooked through to 160°F. Place meatballs onto a plate with a paper towel to absorb any extra grease.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs

    Step 8: Thinly slice the cucumbers on the bias while the meatballs are cooking in the oven. 

    Hidden Valley Ranch Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs

    Step 9: Place the Ranch Sriracha dip, cucumbers, and meatballs into serving bowls with toothpicks next to them.

    Hidden Valley Ranch Vietnamese Inspired Mini Meatballs

    Step 10: Skewer, dip, and eat!

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