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Asian Hoisin Meatballs

Asian Hoisin Meatballs
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Asian Hoisin Meatballs

Savory, Sweet and Flavorful!  I have plenty of appetizer recipes, but some recipes only work for a small dinner party at home.  This one will work for a larger party as well.  They are great to bring to work for a department gathering or share at home for the big game.  This recipe will make 60 Asian Hoisin Meatballs at one time.  I have even double the recipe when needed.

These meatballs are full of flavor and typically disappear quickly.  Please note that you will need to serve these appetizers with toothpicks.

Asian Hoisin Meatballs

Additionally, I like my recipes to be versatile.  My son was always amazed after figuring out that I reinvented a meal we ate into two or three different meals.  Here are a couple of ideas:

  • Serve these Asian Hoisin Meatballs as a main meal over rice. Simply serve 5 or 6 meatballs per person.  Top with sliced scallions.
  • Don’t want to spend time making meatballs, no problem. Make a meatloaf instead and serve as a main course.  Your family will love the twist to a traditional meatloaf recipe.
  • Leftovers, make a hot broth soup and throw them in for a wonderful flavored Asian style soup. You can also add some noodles or rice and scallions if you like.

I was a personal chef the first time I made these meatballs.  A client that was doing an appetizer party.  They were a big hit.   One bite and everyone was asking for more.  It was a good thing I had doubled the recipe.  We served the meatballs on large catering platters with toothpicks in each, but I have also had personal parties and served them in a crockpot.  You just need to thin out the sauce a little.

Try these Asian Hoisin Meatballs and let me know what you think.  I would love to hear if you found another way to enjoy them.

Asian Hoisin Meatballs

August 7, 2019
: Makes 60 Meatballs

Savory, sweet and flavorful meatballs that make a perfect appetizer


  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • 1/4 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 lb mild Italian sausage (casing removed)
  • 1/2 can waterchestnuts, drained and finely minced
  • 2 large shallots, finely minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 6 scallions, finely minced (white part only)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh Cilantro, finely chopped

  • 7 to 8 oz Hoisin Sauce to pour over meatballs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Step 1 Pre-heat the oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2 Mix the first 10 ingredients together very thoroughly. You want to make sure that you have mixed the Italian sausage throughout the pork, ground beef mixture.
  • Step 3 Form into small appetizer size meatballs.
  • Step 4 Place meatballs on a half sheet pan or a single layer in a roasting pan.
  • Step 5 Bake in pre-heated oven at 340 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Step 6 Remove from pan and place into a baking dish.
  • Step 7 Mix the remaining hoisin sauce with the water. Pour over all of the meatballs and mix without breaking the meatballs.
  • Step 8 Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Step 9 Remove and serve warm.

    Note: If you use Kikkoman Hoisin Sauce, cut back on the fresh ginger or it will be overpowering.
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