Hi, how are you doing? Today I’m really excited to share with you my new recipe! This time I made you meatballs. Have you ever tasted meatballs stuffed with avocado? You should! Because these are INCREDIBLE! Remember, this fruit can be used not only for avocado radish salad from now!
I decided to make the 50/50 combination of beef and pork for meatballs. But it wasn’t enough for me. I wanted something new and interesting, that’s why I stuffed them with avocado, which really added a level of creaminess to these little guys. To make meatballs even tastier, I’ve tossed them in the tangy, sweet and sticky sauce. So many different flavors in ONE BITE! Yum!
It’s so easy to make these little beauties. I will show you.
Firstly, mix all the meatball ingredients together with your hands. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed well. Now divide meat mixture into 14 (or more, it depends on the size of meatballs you desire ) portions. The meat is ready for meatballs!
But before that, you need to cut avocado into 14 pieces.
Now it’s time to make the meatballs! My advice: if the meat is too sticky, wet your hands with cold water before rolling the balls.
Bake them for about 30 minutes. Baking time depends on what size balls you are making. Have a look at this tiny cutie!
While the meatballs are baking, it’s time to make the sauce. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Don’t forget to stir often! If you want it to be more spicy, just add 1 tablespoon of your favorite chili sauce. Voila!
Add baked meatballs to the sauce and mix everything together. Cook for a few minutes to heat through. Our meatballs are done! I served them over spaghetti, garnished with chopped scallion and it was SOOOO YUMMY!!
These meatballs are so versatile. There are plenty of different ways to serve them… Serve over buckwheat risotto, mashed cassava or potatoes, or you can eat these meatballs on their own as a tasty and fun appetizer.
Easy, flavorful, delicious. Seems like you are really dying to taste them… 🙂
For the meatballs:
- 1/2 lb (450g) lean ground beef
- 1/2 lb (450g) lean ground pork
- 1 scallion , plus a bit more for garnish, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
- 1/2 ripe avocado , peeled and cut into 14 pieces
For the sauce:
- 1/4 cup (60ml) low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup (120ml) ketchup
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all the meatball ingredients (except the avocado) together in a large bowl. Divide meat mixture into 14 portions and cut avocado into 14 pieces. Place 1 piece avocado in center of each meat portion and gently shape into ball. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until browned and no longer pink inside.
- Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
- Add meatballs to the sauce and gently stir to evenly coat. Cook for 1-2 min, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Serve over spaghetti, rice, or mashed potatoes. Garnish with additional chopped scallion, if desired. Enjoy!
LaurenFebruary 24, 2014 at 12:38 am
Such a fun idea! The picture of them covered in sauce is making me hungry even though I just ate dinner 😉
JovitaFebruary 24, 2014 at 9:07 am
Thank you, Lauren! I’m very happy you like them 😉
Sheila Kay PriestMarch 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm
Yes, Jovita, you are right! I am dying to taste these meatballs. I do not have the pork or the Parchment Paper at this time. but I will in just a few days, and I will be baking theseite cuties!
Thank you again for such great ideas. Can hardly wait to make and bake! 🙂
Sincerelly, Sheila Kay Priest
JovitaMarch 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm
Thanks for your kind words, Sheila! You made my day!! I’m so glad you decided to try these. Please let me know how you like them too. Enjoy! 🙂
Ethnic FoodJune 19, 2014 at 4:21 am
Pork and beef meatballs are healthier and tastier. I love to relish them on weekends. THanks for wonderful post
JovitaJune 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm
AndreaJuly 3, 2014 at 3:16 am
This recipe is simple yet delicious! My husband and I have made these twice a week for the last month, we can’t get enough. Thanks for sharing.
JovitaJuly 3, 2014 at 10:45 am
Thank you so much for your kind words, Andrea! I’m so happy you loved them. Your comment made my day. 🙂
Em AllenNovember 29, 2018 at 3:41 pm
The meatballs turned out amazing, but the sauce was really not great. It was extremely strong and tart and I wish I hadn’t put the meatballs in it. They were better without the sauce! The meatballs themselves were amazing though and I loved the avocado inside, I would just make a different sauce next time. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
JovitaFebruary 23, 2021 at 9:36 pm
That’s strange, I am not sure why it happened to you because I really do love the sauce in this recipe. Well, at least you liked the meatballs themselves 🙂 Thank you for the comment!
YoidedSeptember 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm
I can’t eat beef and I was wondering if I could make these beautiful meatball combining chicken and pork ?
JovitaMarch 6, 2020 at 8:46 pm
Hi, I haven’t tried that but I don’t see why not 🙂