Asian Glazed Meatballs with Taco Stuff'er

Who says you need meat to have meatballs?! Our Taco Stuff'er provides the perfect texture for succulent, hearty alternative meatball. Paired with a sticky, sweet, Asian-inspired glaze, steamed veggies and crunchy sesame seeds - this recipe is a home run. Get it...(meat)balls, home run...

We'll stick to the food and leave the comedy for the pros.

It all comes together in 30 minutes or less (depending on how speedy you are) and is a great make ahead meal. You could prep the sauce and keep in the fridge until you cook the meatballs to save time on the day.

 

Recipe and image credits: Jazzmin Kaita

Yield 16 1 tbsp size meatballs

Meatballs

300g Very Good Taco Stuff’er
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 flax egg (mix 1 tbsp flaxseed meal with 3 tbsp water, let sit for 15 mins)
1/2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375F. Add all ingredients above to a food processor and pulse until mixture sticks together.

Shape and gently squeeze into 1 tbsp size meatballs.

Place the meatballs on a parchment lined baking pan. Bake for 13-15 mins or until golden brown and crispy on the outside. I don’t flip the meatballs halfway through cooking as they are pretty delicate.

Asian Glaze

1/2 cup water
1 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp mirin
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp minced ginger

In a bowl, mix your water and cornstarch until completely dissolved. Add the brown sugar, mirin, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger, mix to combine.

Add your sauce mixture to a small sauce pan and heat over medium high heat, bring to a boil and cook until sauce has thicken about 3-4 mins, reducing the heat as needed. Gently brush the sauce on top of your cooked meatballs.

Serve with rice, steamed broccoli and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

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