Hoisin-Glazed Meatballs

with Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccolini

By Hello Fresh   

Photo courtesy: Hello Fresh

Photo courtesy: Hello Fresh

We’re big fans of baking, rather than frying, our meatballs for a healthier alternative to this dinnertime staple. But don’t worry, the dish is still jam-packed with flavor thanks to a sweet hoisin glaze, roasted sweet potatoes, and crispy veggies. One bite and you’ll be hooked.

Cooking Time: 30 min.

Servings: 2

Nutrition: Calories: 580 cal, Fat: 22g, Sat. Fat: 7 g, Protein: 35g, Carbs: 64 g, Sugar: 19 g, Sodium: 451 mg, Fiber: 10 g

Ingredients:

  • Ground Beef- 10 oz.
  • Sweet Potatoes- 1
  • Broccolini- 6 oz.
  • Panko Breadcrumbs- ¼ cup
  • Ginger- 1 Thumb
  • Scallions- 2
  • Hoisin Sauce- 2T
  • Lime- 1
  • Sugar- 1t
  • Oil- 1T

Preparation:

  1. Prep: Wash and dry all produce. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Halve the sweet potato lengthwise, then thinly slice into ¼-inch half moons. Peel and mince the ginger. Thinly slice the scallions, then chop until finely minced.
  2. Roast the sweet potatoes: Toss the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven for about 20 minutes, flipping once, until golden brown.
  3. Make the meatballs: In a medium bowl, combine the ginger, scallions, beef, panko, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Season with salt (we used ¾ teaspoon kosher salt) and pepper. Form into 1-inch meatballs, and place onto one side of a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  4. Roast the broccolini: Place the broccolini on the opposite side of the baking sheet with the meatballs. Toss with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 15 minutes, until tender and slightly crispy.
  5. Glaze the meatballs: After 15 minutes, glaze each meatball with a little hoisin sauce. Remove the broccolini from the baking sheet, then return to the oven for about 5 minutes.
  6. Finish and serve: Cut the lime into wedges. Serve the meatballs with the broccolini and sweet potatoes on the side. Squeeze over a lime wedge and enjoy!