These Asian flavored hoisin meatballs make a great appetizer and can also be great served as a main dish. Pork meatballs are baked and then dipped in a hoisin sauce glaze. If you would prefer the glaze to be warm you can bring it to a boil in a saucepan before serving. The glaze uses ingredients such as hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic. The meatballs get a lot of their flavor from sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. This recipe is very easy to prepare and can be made easily made into large batches if you are serving a big crowd. Enjoy. Adapted from GimmeSomeOven.
- 2 lbs ground pork (or ground beef)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 eggs
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- ½ cup green onions (thinly sliced)
- toasted sesame seeds (for garnish)
- sliced green onions (for garnish)
- Hoisin glaze-
- 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
- The ¼ cup of rice vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl combine ground pork, sesame oil, breadcrumbs, ground ginger, eggs, 3 teaspoons minced garlic, and ½ cup sliced green onions. Mix together until well combined.
- Shape into balls that are about 1-1.5 inches in size (you can make them bigger if you want). Place meatballs onto a greased baking sheet or in a 9×13” greased the baking dish. Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees).
- While meatballs are baking, in a medium bowl whisk together hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, 2 minced garlic cloves, soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon ground ginger. If you want the sauce hot, you can heat it up in a medium saucepan. When the meatballs have finished cooking dip each meatball in the sauce individually using a toothpick or mix the sauce with the meatballs in a bowl until covered. Serve warm and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions.