Spicy Hoisin Meatballs

Recipe by ImPat
READY IN: 30mins


  • 1
    egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1
    cup fresh breadcrumb
  • 1
    brown onion (small grated)
  • 14
    teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2
    garlic cloves (minced)
  • 12
  • 2
    tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2
    cm piece ginger (fresh finely grated)
  • hokkien noodles (to serve)
  • spring onion (thinly sliced to served)


  • Combine mince, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, chilli, half the garlic and half the hoisin sauce in a bowl and season with salt and pepper and mix to combine.
  • Roll level tablespoons of mix into balls and place on a plate.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat and cook meatballs, turning for about 5 to 7 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Add ginger and remaining garlic to pan and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant and add 1/2 cup cold water and remaining hoisin sauce and bring to the boil and then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened and then return meatballs to pan and stir to coat.
  • Serve with noodles and onion.
  • VARIATION - you could use pork mince instead of chicken.