Meal Kit

Mojo Pork Meatballs and Spicy Lime Garlic Sauce

with black bean rice and sweet plantains

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Eggs, Wheat

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The great Muddy Waters famously got his mojo working, but his mojo never achieved the mojo of these meatballs. And how do they get that mojo? The sweet plantains and the spicy garlic sauce of brown sugar, lime, and red pepper flakes come together to bring the class mojo sauce feel to these pork meatballs. Order this meal, and find the mojo working on you.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 0.46 oz. Brown Sugar
  • 3 oz. Black Beans
  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Info
    0.84 oz. Mayonnaise
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 4 oz. Sliced Plantains
  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Lime
  • 4 Garlic Cloves

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    954
  • Carbohydrates
    106g
  • Fat
    42g
  • Protein
    35g
  • Sodium
    1261mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Mixing 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 Impossible burger, follow same instructions as ground pork in Steps 2 and 3, stirring occasionally until heated through, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as ground pork in Steps 2 and 3, stirring occasionally until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 8-10 minutes.

  1. 1

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a small pot with rice, ¼ tsp salt, and 1½ cups water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 18-20 minutes. While rice cooks, drain and rinse black beans. Stir black beans into cooked rice and stir until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. Cover and set aside. While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Form Meatballs

    Halve plantain pieces lengthwise. Halve and juice lime. Mince garlic. Mix ground pork, panko, mayonnaise, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in mixing bowl until completely combined. Form into eight equally-sized meatballs.

  3. 3

    Cook the Meatballs

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add meatballs to hot pan. Cover, and stir occasionally until browned all over and meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 8-10 minutes. Remove meatballs to a plate. Reserve pan, no need to wipe clean.

  4. 4

    Cook the Plantains

    Return pan used to cook meatballs to medium heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and plantains in a single layer to hot pan. Cook until warmed through and lightly browned, 1-2 minutes per side. Remove plantains to plate with meatballs. Reserve pan, no need to wipe clean.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Return pan used to cook plantains to medium heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and garlic to hot pan. Cook until aromatic, 60-90 seconds. Stir in brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. lime juice, 1 Tbsp. water, a pinch of salt, and red pepper flakes (to taste). Bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in plantains and meatballs until coated. Remove from burner. Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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