Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatball Sliders with a Hoisin Glaze

Asian Meatballs

Juicy Asian Meatballs get a fresh boost from Thai Basil, cilantro and hot peppers.

These meatballs are a show stopper tailgating dish, just sayin’.  I mean, hello, tender, juicy meatballs with an Asian Persuasion vibe that makes you wanna shout, “Kanpai!”  Yup.  Your welcome!  You can do all pork, all beef or even a turkey or chicken version.  The combo of flavor power is going to deliver, no matter what meat you choose!

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And when you decide you want to throw back a cold one?  

Beer Pairing

Pair the Asian sliders with an Amber Ale.

Pair Asian Meatball Sliders with a Hoisin Glaze with an Amber Ale.  An American Amber Ale has a malty backbone which brings together the exotic, spicy flavor of  the sliders.  Fruity, caramel notes accentuate the sweet, tartness of the Hoisin sauce while the fuller body of this beer balances each bite.

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Asian Meatballs with a Hoisin Glaze
Juicy Asian meatballs with a fresh pop from Thai Basil, cilantro and hot peppers with a savory Hoisin glaze.
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For the meatballs
  1. 1 pound ground pork
  2. 1 pound ground beef
  3. 2 Tb fresh ginger
  4. 1/4 cup plus 1 Tb chopped scallions
  5. 1 jalapeno chopped (no seeds)
  6. 4 garlic cloves minced
  7. 1 cup shiitake mushrooms (sauteed until browned in 1 Tb butter)
  8. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  9. 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  10. 1 egg
  11. 1 Tb tamari or soy sauce
  12. 1 Tb chili garlic sauce
  13. 1/2 cup panko
  14. sesame seeds for garnish
For the sauce
  1. 1 cup hoisin sauce
  2. 1 Tb chili garlic sauce
  3. 1 Tb tamari
  4. 1 Tb rice wine vinegar
  5. Slider buns (optional)
For the meatballs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Fold in ingredients until well mixed (do not over handle the meat or it will get tough)
  3. Shape into golf size balls.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until cooked through. (Turn over after 15 minutes to brown evenly).
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
For the sauce
  1. Mix ingredients together and spoon onto meatballs when ready to serve.
  2. Top onto slider buns.
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