I have a love for meatballs of all types; sometimes, every dinner includes meatballs for a week, all different, of course, but I just get carried away by the possibilities of meatballs. The sauce in this Hoisin meatballs is not Paleo or strictly primal; you could find a recipe for something similar and more in line with Paleo if you wish to be completely compliant.
Although I admit to this kind of little cheat in my meals, remember we live in a modern world with modern conveniences and staying 80% compliant and 20% non-compliant will net you gains in your health! This dish can be the main meal served along with a veggie stir fry, that’s my favourite way, or as a stand-alone on an appetizer plate!
Rich and Savoury Hoisin Meatballs Recipe
- 2 pounds ground pork (minced pork)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- ½ cup almond meal - add more as needed
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 medium egg
- 3 teaspoons garlic - minced
- ½ cup green onions (scallions or green shallots) - thinly sliced
Hoisin Sauce Ingredients
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine ground meat, sesame oil, almond meal, ground ginger, eggs, 3 teaspoons minced garlic, and ½ cup of sliced green onions. Use your hands and mix this well.
- Shape into balls that are about the size of a whole walnut. Put meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the meatballs into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees).
- While meatballs are baking, mix hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, 2 minced garlic cloves, soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and 1 teaspoon ground ginger.
- Serve the sauce in small condiment bowls or coat the meatballs before serving.