Serves 4

1 pound ground beef, chicken or turkey

Pinch of sea salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

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1 minced garlic clove

1 teaspoon fresh ginger (if you only have dry ginger, that can work, too)

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari

2 teaspoons 100 percent maple syrup or local honey

2 tablespoons canola, grape seed or safflower oil

Your favorite Asian dipping sauce (peanut, hoisin, etc.)

Combine all ingredients, except dipping sauce, and roll into balls. Then bake, grill or pan-fry till they are cooked all of the way through. Serve alongside sauteed veggies and your favorite Asian dipping sauce.

— Adapted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Dana Yarn