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Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw. Sticky sweet, amazingly fragrant meatballs in Thai chili sauce, served in fluffy buns over a killer easy peanut butter Asian coleslaw. So many foodie roads collide in this recipe that is ridiculously easy to prepare. This post is sponsored.

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

So, a funny thing happened, right after I published my recipe for Barbecue Meatball Waffle Sliders. …I got an opportunity to work with Cooked Perfect Meatballs. In those photos from that BBQ slider post (with which, I am quite pleased), those are Cooked Perfect Meatballs too.

Coincidence? or cosmic force?

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

Suffice to say, I like Cooked Perfect Meatballs the bestest. I bought them for the first time a couple years ago for Christmas Cranberry Meatballs, and it was love. The quality ingredients and flame-broiled cooking process seals in the natural juices – that flavor gets me every time. And they have a good variety too. So, when you see a meatball on my site, a Cooked Perfect Meatball it is. ..Unless I made it myself, which happens sometimes too. …But not nearly as much. ?

The impetus for this collaborative effort is because National Meatball day is coming up on Thursday, March 9, and you may need/want/crave Cooked Perfect Meatballs to make that happen with friends and family. And I don’t know what it is, but I have been on such a frozen meatball kick lately regardless. Seriously. Weeknight dinners for my family. They are just so darn easy to throw in some sauce and call it good. ?

But now, I had to come up with a new recipe using them. ..Ahhhh, what to make, what to make… Last time, I gave you mini sliders, intended as party food or such. So this time, I stayed in that general realm with something that would be just as easy for a party, but this recipe could be dinner as well. Besides, who doesn’t like a meatball sub??

This Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw recipe is very straightforward and quite fool proof. And it is prepped in the slow cooker, our best friend this time of year, right? …We just throw the sauce ingredients in the crock, add the meatballs, and let that go. Meanwhile, we make an Asian coleslaw to with. …See where I’m headed here? Can you feel it? Asian BBQ meets Thai Chili wings like my husband always gets meets old fashioned, slow-cooked meat and slaw. Like a Texas-Asian fusion thing, there is THAT much going on here.

I have made a similar slaw with this peanut butter dressing previously with some chicken sliders. It is so good. Especially in a slider situation. And I went with Thai chili for the meatballs because my husband always, without fail, orders Thai chili wings at a local restaurant we go to quite often. Tasty tasty. Put the two together, and here we are with a fantastic flavor combination.

So that’s it folks! Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw. Easy Cooked Perfect Meatballs, heated in the slow cooker to Thai chili greatness. Then served over peanut slaw in a little sub situation to take it all to the next level. YUM.

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw

Erica
Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw. Sticky sweet, amazingly fragrant meatballs in Thai chili sauce, served in fluffy buns over a killer easy peanut butter Asian coleslaw.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian, party food, Thai
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

For the Thai Chili Meatballs

  • 1 cup Thai chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup raw turbinado sugar
  • 3 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tbs toasted sesame oil
  • 4 green onions chopped (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 24 oz bag Cooked Perfect Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch

For the Peanut Slaw

  • 2 Tbs peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs Chinese spicy mustard
  • 1 Tbs toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tsp honey
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 10 oz cabbage coleslaw
  • 1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 green onions chopped (white and light green parts only)

For the sliders

  • 6 small sub rolls
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the Thai Meatball ingredients in a slow cooker EXCEPT the cornstarch. Set heat on low, and let it go 6 to 8 hours. Or 10. Whatever. Dissolve the cornstarch in 1 Tablespoon water and add to the sauce. Let the mixture thicken 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the slaw. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing (everything from peanut butter through the lime juice) in a bowl. Toss in the coleslaw, cilantro, and green onion to coat. Set aside in the fridge to chill for a couple hours and let flavors combine.
  • Once everything is awesome, slice the sub rolls. Add a layer of Asian coleslaw, then meatballs. Garnish with green onions and peanuts. Yields: 6 servings.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Tried this recipe?Leave a comment below and let me know!

~✿♥✿~

Leave me a comment! Do you do easy frozen meatballs? C’mon, admit it. ?

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

Thai Chili Meatball Sliders with Peanut Slaw http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3Di

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