Hoisin Asian Meatballs for #NationalMeatballDay
Welcome to National Meatball Day! I don't really need an excuse to make up some tasty meatballs, but I will take the prompt and excuse to try out a new tasty recipe any day!
Come get inspired - look at all these delicious options!
Celebrating National Meatball Day!
This meatball recipe is SO good! I love the convenience of baking meatballs - it works beautifully and is just so dang convenient. Even smarter - bake up a batch or two of these meatballs, freeze them on the baking tray, and store in ziploc bags for any time the meatball mood strikes!
The sauce is rich and flavorful - and these make fabulous little appetizers (serve them arranged on a platter with little toothpicks), or as a full meal! I added some steamed broccoli to the meatballs and sauce and tossed it all together and served over rice. Delicious!
Hoisin Asian Meatballs
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 large egg
1 TBS minced garlic (jarred)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sesame seeds, for garnish
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons garlic, minced (jarred)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
- Combine the meatball ingredients in a medium bowl: ground beef, sesame oil, bread crumbs, ginger, egg, minced garlic, salt. Mix by hand or with a spatula until well blended. Form meat mixture into about 13-18 meatballs.
- Bake in the preheated oven 18-20 minutes, until meat mixture is cooked all the way through.
- In a medium bowl, combine the sauce ingredients: hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, and ground ginger. Blend. When meatballs are baked through and cooled slightly, add them to the bowl and toss to combine.
- Serve meatballs over rice alongside your favorite vegetable and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Or add in a package of steamed broccoli to the meatball / sauce mixture and toss all together so the broccoli is also coated, then serve over hot cooked rice.
Note - if you plan to serve these as appetizer bites, you can make half the amount of called for sauce - extra sauce is great if you're using these as an entrée to serve over something like rice!
Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious