Hoisin Asian meatballs

This is another post from a recipe from damn delicious. If you have spent any time on that blog, you know why I’m frequently trying her dishes!

I made these meatballs for a weeknight dinner. We had steamed coconut buns and stir fried veggies to go with them.

To make the meatballs, you put the ground beef into a bowl with the sesame oil, panko, ginger, egg and garlic. I didn’t have green onions and didn’t think that warranted a trip to the grocery store (don’t make this same error- get the green onions!).

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After the meat is all mixed up, the meatballs are formed. Mine were a bit bigger than the recipes.

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While the meatballs cook in the oven, the sauce is made. All that is required is to combine the hoisin, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger. I doubled the recipe and used some for my veggies too.

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When the meatballs come out of the oven, they are served and topped with the sauce. The recipe also says to garnish with green onion. See above.

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Although it doesn’t look that pretty, this was an incredibly tasty meal!

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Asian beef skewers

Recently, I was thinking about food we can cook on the BBQ. It has been quite hot and I haven’t been interested in making heavy, time consuming dishes. I saw this recipe for easy Asian beef skewers and thought I would give it a try.
The first step is to make the marinade.

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Easy enough. The next step is to add the beef and let it marinate for several hours. I left mine in the fridge for a day.

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The day that I actually cooked these, I was feeling a bit lazy, and didn’t bother putting a piece of onion between each piece of meat. But I did soak my skewers in water.

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After cooking on the BBQ, they were ready to eat. They were pretty tasty. We had them with BBQ’d veggies. It was a simple, easy dish that wasn’t too heavy. A great one for a hot day.

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