Adobo Pork Meatball Rice Bowl

with plantains and cilantro

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 4 days

Contains: Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 4)

  • 16 oz. Ground Pork
  • 16 oz. Cooked White Rice
  • 12 oz. Sliced Plantains
  • 10 oz. Pepper and Onion Mix
  • Info
    ½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 4 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic and Chili Pepper
  • 2 tsp. Adobo Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 2 Medium Non-Stick Pans
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ground beef, add meatballs to hot pan and cook until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes. 

  • If using ground turkey, add meatballs to hot pan and cook until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 11-13 minutes. 

  1. 1

    Make the Meatballs

    In a mixing bowl, combine panko and 3 Tbsp. water. Let sit, 1 minute.

    After 1 minute, add ground pork, half the adobo seasoning (reserve remaining for sauce), and 1/2 tsp. salt. Form mixture into 16 evenly-sized meatballs.

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add meatballs to hot pan and stir occasionally until meatballs are browned and reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 10-15 minutes.

  2. 2

    Add the Vegetables and Sauce

    Add pepper and onion mix to hot pan with meatballs. Stir occasionally until tender, 4-5 minutes.

    Add remaining adobo seasoning, chicken base, 1/2 cup water, and cornstarch. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir occasionally until sauce thickens, 5-6 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    While sauce thickens, continue recipe.

  3. 3

    Cook the Plantains

    Place another medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add plantains to hot pan and cook until golden-brown, 2-3 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Prepare Cilantro, Heat Rice, and Finish Dish

    Stem and tear cilantro leaves.

    Carefully massage rice in bag to break up any clumps. Remove rice from packaging. Combine rice, minced garlic and chili pepper (to taste), and 1/2 tsp. salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave uncovered until heated through, 3-4 minutes.

    Carefully remove from microwave. Rest, 2 minutes.

    Fluff rice with a fork.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping rice with meatballs, sauce, vegetables, and plantains. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Bon appètit!

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