Easy Hoisin Meatballs
I love Hoisin sauce and these easy hoisin meatballs are a favourite quick snack - indeed, it's what I just ate for my lunch! Having made some plain meatballs earlier in the week in my slow cooker, I'd stored the meatballs separate from the rest of the leftovers. This enables me to use the meatballs up in a variety of dishes across the week.
To make these hoisin meatballs I pricked three meatballs with a fork and popped them into a small lidded pot. I then poured some Blue Dragon Rich Hoisin Sauce over them, put the lid on the pot and shook it. I'll use any form of Hoisin sauce at this stage, whatever's first out of the cupboard! I then put that back in the fridge until I was ready to eat. Sometimes I will coat meatballs with hoisin sauce the night before, giving the sauce time to really sink in - other times I won't have time for that and will simply pour the hoison sauce over the meatballs at the last minute.
To reheat the meatballs, I simply put the meatballs into the microwave - as the lidded pot I'd used was microwave safe I just loosened the lid of that. It only took 2 minutes on high in the microwave to have my meatballs steaming and ready to serve!
For me, 3 meatballs was a great snack for one person - and they can be sliced and put into a sandwich, or a pitta bread or sub. Alternatively, you can slice them and mix with noodles, or serve on a bed of rice. Whatever takes your fancy!
If I am planning to use them as a Hoisin Meatball Sub then I'll go to the effort of slicing the meatballs up before I put the sauce on, giving it a better chance of getting that great hoisin flavour.
Image Credit » My photo - my lunch, photographed with my camera