Food: meatballs tossed in spiced up hoisin sauce

I think we have had enough of vegetarian recipes, don't you? No, that's not really the reason behind this meaty post. The first time I made this it turned out really good. So I made it a second time with some added refined ingredients. And it barely takes any time to dish out. 

Ingredients are, 

For meatballs-
2 lbs ground beef  :: 1/2 tsp ginger paste :: 1/2 tsp garlic paste :: 1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs :: 1/2 tsp red chili powder :: 1/3 tsp cumin powder
minced mint leaves :: salt+oil for frying

For the sauce-
1 onion thinly sliced :: 1 tsp sesame oil :: 2 tsp light soy sauce :: 2 tsp rice vinegar
1/3 cup hoisin sauce :: 2 tbsp sriracha hot sauce :: minced cilantro :: red chili flakes for sprinkling

Note: If you want to cut down on the heat, just use half of the hot sauce.          

Take a bowl and mix in all the ingredients to make the meatballs. Make meatballs to a size of your liking. If you make them too large, then the inside might not be cooked. Heat oil in a flat pan and fry the meatballs in medium heat. This is the only cooking involved in this recipe, so make sure the meatballs are cooked through.

While the meatballs are cooking, mix the sauce [sesame oil+soy sauce+hoisin sauce+rice vinegar+sriracha] in another bowl. Keep it aside.

Start frying the onions in a separate pan. You can also add the onions in with the meatballs. They just need to be at a point where they are soft yet have a little crunch to them. 

Toss the hot meatballs and the onions directly into the sauce from the stove. Toss everything around so that the meatballs are coated with the sauce. Add the cilantro and toss everything again. Lastly, sprinkle the red chili flakes. 

Bon appetit!


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