Friday, November 30, 2012

Hoisin-Honey Glazed Cocktail Size Meatballs


 We're in the midst of the holiday season and festive parties are sure to in everyone's future. I thought these little Hoisin-Honey Glazed Cocktail Meatballs would be a perfect little bite. They are quick and easy and you can make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze them so you're ready at anytime for unexpected guests.  I love the addition of some toasted sesame seeds because they give the perfect little crunch and "nutty" flavor that compliments these sweet, savory and spicy little appetizers.  

For the meatballs:
2lbs lean ground meat **I used a combo of chicken and pork
2Tbs of ginger/garlic paste (or 1Tbs of each separately grated)
2Tbs of Soy Sauce
1 Tbs of Chinese Rice Wine (or sherry)
1 tsp of Sesame Oil
 Red Chili Flakes to taste
 Black Pepper to taste
minced green onions (scallions)

For the Glaze:
1/4 cup of Hoisin Sauce
1/8 of  a cup of honey
2 Tbs soy sauce

toasted Sesame Seeds (optional)

 Mix all the meatball ingredients together and make into walnut size meatballs.

In a frying pan with some canola oik, brown meatballs until cooked through on medium heat.

Add your glaze/sauce and cook the meatballs for a few minutes. 

Toast your sesame seeds in a dry pan until fragrant and sprinkle over the meatballs.  Place a toothpick into each meatball and serve hot.  Enjoy.

Serve hot and enjoy.  Makes enough for a party. :)
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  1. I think meatballs on a stick are like the perfect appetizer. I will definitely have to try this, great twist!

    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I know how much you love your meatballs! This is a great recipe for party appetizers and you are right, we all have a lot of those going on this time of year!

  3. Meatballs are one of my favorite little cocktail party eats! These sound so good =)

  4. These just made me very hungry! Love little appetizer meatballs!

  5. I'm in the mood for a good appetizer party now that I've seen your Hoisin Meatballs . . . I always go for the Asian food on a table for the holidays. Thanks for the recipe; glad to be following along for your posts!

  6. From the name of your recipe, I know these will be my family's favorite, not to mention my kids! Hoisin sauce and honey is a perfect match! Looks yummy!!

  7. I especially love the sesame covering around this my friend :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. YUM! I love hoisin and I'm drooling over these!

  9. I have a recipe similar to this I got from Southern Living years and years ago. Chicen wings before they were a hot item! Yours is a bit simpler and about 20 ingredients less than theirs. I will give this a try. Love your site and unique recipes. Drop by my kitchen for a visit.

  10. Perfect party food and perfect when you have a bunch of hungry adult children to feed.

  11. Perfect timing. I am trying to plan the menu for a Christmas party in a couple of weeks and this recipe would be great. Something common with the meat yet different with the flavorings.

  12. AGH where were these meatballs when I was frantically looking for a Thanksgiving appetizer?! Sigh. Guess that means I'll just have to bookmark them for Christmas :D Mini meatballs are sure to be a big hit with my boyfriend heehee.

  13. I just forwarded this link to a friend who was looking for ideas for her daughter's 18th Bday party. Who wouldn't love these!!!

  14. Ohh, these look so tasty! Perfect for a party! I'm ashamed to say that although I am Italian, my meatball skills are not good!


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