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Hoisin Beef Meatballs & Sesame Cabbage

Hoisin Beef Meatballs & Sesame Cabbage

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Prep Time

40 min



These meatballs are cooked, rolled and then glazed in a sticky, fruity hoisin sauce. They’re served with sesame and soy sweetheart cabbage and a little portion of brown rice. Ballin'.

Prep Time

40 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1/2 British free range egg †
2 garlic cloves
4 soy sauce sachets (32ml) †
2 tbsp hoisin sauce †
1 sweetheart pointed cabbage
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
130g brown rice
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil †
British beef mince 2
250g British beef mince
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 British free-range egg<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 160g shredded kale
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g brown rice
  • 1 toasted sesame oil sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British beef mince
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 936 kJ
223 kcal
3329 kJ
792 kcal
of which saturates
10.9 g
3.2 g
38.7 g
11.3 g
of which sugars
21 g
2.6 g
74.5 g
9.2 g
Fibre 0.6 g 2.1 g
Protein 11.8 g 42 g
Salt 0.74 g 2.65 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 British free-range egg
1 garlic clove
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
water, sugar, soy bean paste (8%) [water, soya beans, rice, salt], garlic puree (35%), modified maize starch, colour (plain caramel), white rice vinegar (1%), spice blend (1%) [fennel, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, star anise], red chilli paste [red chilli peppers, salt,acidity regulator(acetic acid)], yeast extract paste [yeast extract,salt], salt, acidity regulator (citric acid)
160g shredded kale
30g panko breadcrumbs
wheat flour (gluten), sugar, salt, yeast
130g brown rice
brown rice
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (30ml)
sesame seed (100%). Produced in a factory that handles nuts, peanuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
250g British beef mince
beef (100%)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (egg, gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Hoisin Beef Meatballs

Rinse the rice, add it to a pot with plenty of cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook for 15-20 min or until tender with a slight bite

Once cooked, drain and return to the pot and cover until serving

2 Hoisin Beef Meatballs

Meanwhile, grab a clean plate for the next step

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Combine the garlic, beef mince, egg, breadcrumbs and 1 (2) soy sauce sachets in a large mixing bowl 

Season generously with salt and pepper and mix well (use clean hands) 

3 Hoisin Beef Meatballs

Divide the mince mixture into 6 (12) portions

Shape each portion into a ball (use wet hands for easy shaping)

Transfer the balls onto your plate and refrigerate until step 6

4 Hoisin Beef Meatballs

Wash, quarter and shred the cabbage very thinly (discard the woody stem)

Heat a large, wide-based pan (with a matching lid) over a high heat with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) vegetable oil

Once hot, add the shredded cabbage and cook on a high heat for 2 min

5 Hoisin Beef Meatballs & Sesame Cabbage

Add a lid, turn the heat down to medium and cook for a further 4 min or until the cabbage is cooked but retains a slight crunch

Once cooked, remove from the heat

Add the remaining soy sauce, sesame oil and 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) sugar to the cabbage and mix through, then cover and set aside until serving 

6 Hoisin Beef Meatballs & Sesame Cabbage

Heat a separate pan with 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil on a medium-high heat

When hot, add the meatballs and cook on each side for 3 min

Add a lid and cook for a further 5-10 min or until cooked through

Set the table or do a little washing up while your meatballs are cooking!

7 Hoisin Beef Meatballs & Sesame Cabbage

Remove the lid from the meatball pan and add the hoisin sauce, moving the meatballs around for 30 seconds so that they are evenly coated and glazed


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Season the cooked rice with salt and pepper

Serve the rice with the sesame cabbage and hoisin-glazed meatballs over the top


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