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Hoisin Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours


about 2 dozen

Updated: Mar. 10, 2022
These meatballs are braised in hoisin sauce and cabernet sauvignon for a delicious, rich sauce. If you prefer not to use wine, simply substitute beef broth. —Lisa de Perio, Dallas, Texas
Hoisin Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Preheat broiler. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, whisk together wine, hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Cook, covered, on high 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine next 7 ingredients. Add beef and pork; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. meatballs; place on a rack in a broiler pan. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until browned, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add meatballs to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low, stirring halfway through, until meatballs are cooked through, 2-3 hours. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Can you freeze Hoisin Meatballs?

Freeze cooled meatball mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high until heated through, about 8 minutes, gently stirring halfway through.

Nutrition Facts

1 meatball: 73 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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