Yummy Tangy Hoisin Meatballs

I like to make meatballs and have them on hand in the freezer. It’s so convenient to have them waiting for a busy night when I need to get dinner done fast.

Having the meatballs baked and ready to go makes getting dinner on the table a snap. Since I have so many meatballs in the freezer, I’ve been trying to come up with a few new recipes to use them in. This one I created, is a keeper, our whole family loved it.

Yummy and Delicious Recipe for Hoisin Meatballs, Frugal Family Home

  Yummy Tangy Hoisin Meatballs

My family loves hoisin sauce. We put it on our spring rolls, in our stir fry, and now on these meatballs. I was a little apprehensive about adding this sauce to meatballs, after all, it’s an asian sauce.

So, I wasn’t really sure how well it would go with the meatballs I make for the freezer.

But they turned out so very good. I mean we didn’t have one leftover at all. I’m so glad I grabbed a few photos before we ate dinner.

These meatballs are baked in hoisin sauce for great flavor. Frugal Family Home

I’ve seen some other recipes that use hoisin sauce on meatballs. Those recipes called for rolling the meatballs in the sauce after baking.

I really like the sauce to stick and caramelize on the meat, so I added the sauce to the meatballs before I heated them in the oven.

Don't these meatballs look so good. If you love hoisin sauce you'll love this recipe, Frugal Family Home

The sugars caramelized really nicely, this gave them a wonderful great baked in flavor. With just a slight crispness on some of the edges, just how my family likes them.

Yummy Easy Recipe for Hoisin Meatballs, Frugal Family Home

I served those yummy caramelized meatballs on a nice bed of rice, with a little sauce added too. Then finished out our meal with a nice helping of steamed broccoli.

Did you know you can get kids to eat broccoli if you have them mix a bite of these great meatballs with the broccoli? At least it worked with my little one.

Easy to make meatballs with the great flavor of hoisin sauce, Frugal Family Home

I make this meal a quick and easy one by making a big batch of meatballs ahead of time. Then all I have to do is thaw the meatballs, toss them in the sauce and bake.

In about 15-25 minutes, when the rice is done cooking, we are ready to eat. Yum!

These meatballs are baked in hoisin sauce for great flavor. Frugal Family Home

Yummy Tangy Hoisin Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4


  • 20-25 Precooked Meatballs
  • 1/2 cup Hoisin
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar


  • If using frozen precooked meatballs, thaw, place in a baking dish and set aside.
  • Place the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Stirring to coat.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15-25 minutes.
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What’s your favorite way to enjoy meatballs? I would love to have some new recipes to give a try. If you have a good one please leave me a comment and let me know how to make them. Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “Yummy Tangy Hoisin Meatballs”

  1. This is great for a weeknight line-up- my kids love the rice and love meatballs, so this would be a good try outside their comfort zone! I love hoisin chicken, so this looks like a good alternative to that too~

  2. Thank you so much for the meatball recipes–both for the basic meatball mixture, and for the hoisin meatball recipe. I printing them out for future use. You do a fantastic job on this website!

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