Sweet Hoisin Meatballs

Sweet Hoisin Meatballs

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 36 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Asian


These Sweet and Sticky Hoisin Meatballs make a great appetizer for a party. They are highly addictive but are healthy, which is good because you can’t just eat one. Plus, they are naturally gluten-free and paleo!



For the meatballs:

  • 2 lb. ground pork
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (wheat-free for paleo and gluten-free)
  • 3 tablespoons ginger, finely minced
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup hoisin sauce (store bought or homemade for paleo and gluten-free)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For garnish:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Sliced green onions


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Mix them together well. I find it best to use my hands to mix. Roll 36 meatballs and place them on the parchment lined baking tray.
  3. Bake them in the oven for 15 minutes, or until they have browned and are cooked through.
  4. While the meatballs are baking, prepare the sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and bring it to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.
  5. When the meatballs are cooked, remove them from the oven and then put them in the pot with the sauce. Gently stir them around until they are coated well.
  6. Serve them topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and some sliced green onions.

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