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Hoisin Glazed Meatballs were a hit in my house, feel free to substitute the meat and let us know how it turns out because we are sure you’ll love them.

Hoisin Glazed meatballs for a Valentines day at home.

How do you do Valentines Day? Do you go out to celebrate or do you stay home? Do you exchange gifts or just lots of love and snuggles? We aren’t big Valentines Day people at my house. For starters our Anniversary is the 19th, so it’s  a lot right on top of each other, and for another thing, we both find it more of a hassle to try to go out in the crowds. It’s just too annoying. We would rather stay home with the kiddos and have a cute little meal together.

One fun thing to do is to go with a theme. Now, I know that meatballs is kinda pushing it with this Asian theme, but it’s the meat that the husband requested. So, instead of your basic steak, shrimp, surf and turf, etc for Valentines, why not take a trip around the world? You could decorate with paper lanterns, chopsticks, little gold and red streamers and fortune cookies. Then serve up these awesome Hoisin Glazed Meatballs with steamed veggies, ginger salad, or edamame. End with a delicious dessert, everyone saying why they love the other person and then snuggle up on a the couch for a favorite movie from the year you started dating. Yeah?

If you aren’t in the mood for meatballs just use the sauce over chicken, beef or even just chicken wings!

What Is Hoisin?

Hoisin is a sweet and spicy dark red sauce.

Hoisin is made from soybeans, vinegar, sugar, garlic and other spices.

Hoisin is used in Chinese cooking.

Can Ground Turkey Be Substituted For Ground Beef?

Lean ground turkey is a healthy source of protein.

Ground turkey is lower in calories and saturated fat than ground beef. 

You can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.

Can Meatballs Be Made Ahead and Frozen?

Making meatballs ahead and freezing them is a great time-saver.

Prepare your meatballs up to the point of cooking.

Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze.

When frozen, transfer to a heavy duty freezer bag.

Meatballs can also be frozen after they are cooked, creating a very easy and quick meal.

Just make the meatballs and cook them through.

Freeze in the same way you would freeze uncooked meatballs.

Meatballs will keep for 3-4 months in the freezer.

Hoisin Glazed Meatballs

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Hoisin Glazed Meatballs

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Hoisin Glazed Meatballs were a hit in my house, feel free to substitute the meat and let us know how it turns out because we are sure you'll love them.


For the Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 Lbs Ground Turkey
  • 2/3 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Hoisin Glaze

  • 1 Tub Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock Found at Smith's or Harmons in Utah
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Corn Starch


  • Place the egg into a small bowl and whisk a little.
  • Add it with all of the other ingredients to the turkey into a bowl and mix with your hands or a wooden spoon until evenly combined.
  • Heat the oven to 350.
  • Heat a skillet to medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Grab a heaping tablespoon of meat and pat into a round ball.
  • As soon as the oil starts to smoke add the meatballs and immediately turn the pan down to medium.
  • Cook the meatballs on each side until brown.
  • Place in an 8x9" pan and loosely cover with foil.
  • Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through, depending on the size of your meatballs.
  • Meanwhile, heat a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Squeeze the tub of Knorr Homestyle Stock into the saucepan with the vinegar.
  • Let the stock begin to melt and then add all of the other ingredients except the corn starch
  • Let cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil.
  • Place the corn starch in a small bowl and add a little (about 1 tablespoon) of the hot liquid.
  • Whisk it to combine the corn starch and liquid.
  • Slowly drizzle the cornstarch mixture into the sauce, whisking vigorously.
  • Let cook until thickened, about 2-5 minutes.
  • Serve over hot meatballs, and cooked rice.


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Store left overs in a covered container, in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Hoisin Glazed Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 621
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 221mg74%
Carbohydrates 22.6g8%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 13.2g15%
Protein 54.1g108%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • I would like to know the same info as Anonymous in Feb of 2012. What can I substitute for the tub of stock? I’m thinking maybe some bouillon granules?

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    • Hmmmm, those tubs do make these things tricky. Ok, I would probably sprinkle a little of the granules in a little water and add that. Sorry, not a good answer, but you don’t need the liquid, just the flavor.

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      • Okay good to know. Just for flavor, no need for the liquid. I can work with that! 😀

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  • Hi, I am in Canada and just wanted to know what 1 tub of chicken stock equates to? Thanks.

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  • We stay at home and then try to go out to dinner on the weekend following. They overcharge for everything on the actual day and I find it ridiculous.
    Those meatballs looks delicious.

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  • We totally stay at home. Too much madness out there. We actually have baseball practice on V-day this year. I mean really???? Obviously a man mad the schedule!

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