hoisin glazed asian meatballs
i am a HUGE lover of asian food. more than likely, i am usually cooking asian food in some type of way. one day when i had some hamburger meat out, i was discussing what to make with the hubby. i told him i was going to make some spaghetti. he looked at like i said it was going to cook some chicken tails or whatever. with his face all tuned up, he said, 'can we make some type of meatballs or something?' i have been making spaghetti a lot lately, and he must be getting burned out... spoiled tail. anyway, with his suggestion, i thought, oh, asian meatballs! i have an another asian meatball sub recipe, but i was thinking more of a glazed meatball. when we sat down for dinner, everyone was definitely eying the meatballs and how many were left every time someone grabbed one. it was a fight to the finish! 🙂
- 1 slice wheat bread - torn into pieces
- 3 tablespoons milk -
- 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce -
- 1 tablespoon hoisin -
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil -
- 4 cloves garlic - minced
- 1 teaspon ginger -
- 3 scallions - chopped fine, some reserved for garnish
- 1 egg - lightly beaten
- 2.5 pound hamburger meat -
- salt/pepper to taste - (i used 1 teaspoon salt)
- - hoisin glaze
- 2 tablespoons hoisin -
- juice of 1/2 lime -
- sesame seeds (optional) -
- preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- in a small bowl, add the bread and milk. allow the bread to soak up the milk. set aside.
- in another small bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, scallions and egg.
- add the bread mixture and soy sauce mixture to the hamburger meat with salt/pepper to taste (i used about 2 teaspoons), and mix lightly until combined. form the mixture into 2 inch meatballs. place the meatballs on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until cooked through.
- while the meatballs are cooking, mix together the hoisin and lime juice in a bowl. set aside.
- once the meatballs come out of the oven, brush on the hoisin glaze. garnish with scallions and sesame seeds. makes about 32 meatballs. perfect with my sesame snow pea and broccoli stir-fry.
more than likely you will not pay $9 for 2 lbs of hamburger meat. but for some reason that was the price on peapod!
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