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Miso Soy Ginger Meatballs
with sugar snap peas and rice

Active: 20 min Total: 40 min

Hopefully you already made your miso soy ginger sauce last night, so tonight's meal will be a breeze! These meatballs get an easy oven preparation and then covered in more sauce. No one will blame you for wanting to eat them with your hands! Our veggie version uses the same flavor profile but we're making seitan and mushroom lettuce wraps instead.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Rice (1 cup):
  • Rice (brown or white) - 1 cup, uncooked
Miso Soy Ginger Meatballs:
  • Homemade miso soy ginger sauce - 1/3 cup
  • Cilantro - 1/2 bunch, chopped
  • Ground meat - 1 1/4 lb ((beef or pork will work best, but you can use turkey))
Miso Soy Ginger Sauce:
  • Ginger - 2 tsp, grated
  • Miso - 2 tsp
  • Water - 2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Rice vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 tsp
  • Canola or grapeseed oil - 2 Tbsp
Miso Soy Ginger Sugar Snap Peas:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Sugar snap peas - 1 lb, ends trimmed
  • Homemade miso soy ginger sauce - 2 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Rice - {If you already made enough from Monday, you're done!} For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Miso soy ginger sauce - {If you already made enough from Monday, you're done!} Grate ginger with a Microplane. Mix together sauce ingredients. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Cilantro - Chop. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. {For snap peas} Garlic / Sugar snap peas - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Make meatballs - Mix together half of the sauce, cilantro, some ground pepper with ground meat. Form into 1 1/2" (3.75 cm) wide meatballs. Place meatballs onto a cooling rack that's been placed into a sheet pan. Cover and refrigerate if not making immediately. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 375F (191C) degrees.
  2. Place meatballs into top rack of the oven and bake for 14 to 17 minutes. Any fat will drip through the cooling rack onto the sheet pan.
  3. While meatballs are baking, heat a saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then garlic to heated oil. Once you can smell the garlic, add the snap peas with sauce. Saute until tender but crunchy, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Enjoy meatballs over rice with snap peas on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (40)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (4)
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22 reviews

Didn’t like the color rendered from baking the meatballs. Prefer the other recipe calling for a sauté in a skillet and then braised.

By: Brandy
Posted: Dec 05, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The kiddo loved here and we were able to sneak greens (cilantro) into him

By: Shawna
Posted: Aug 28, 2016
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

This was really good! After reading the reviews about the weird meatball texture I decided to brown them in a skillet first and then finished them in the oven. They came out great and without a weird texture. I doubled the sauce recipe. Could use a little spice!

By: Kirsten
Posted: Feb 01, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The sauce was great!

By: Nikita
Posted: Aug 10, 2015
Diet: Original
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Used turkey which probably made it a bit bland. I liked it though.

By: Nescett
Posted: Jan 28, 2015
Diet: Original
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I overcooked the meatballs, so that was my bad. I was trying to get them to crisp up a bit. 15 minutes would have been the charm. I went to 18. Other than that? the snap peas and rice were great. The whole thing was super easy. Only note: NEEDS MORE SAUCE. I think I quadrupled the recipe and we used up every bit.

By: Suzanne
Posted: Jan 26, 2015
Diet: Original
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