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!).

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

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.

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.


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



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.

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.

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.

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.