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: 4 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 classic mojo sauce feel to these pork meatballs. Order this meal, and find the mojo working on you.

In Your Box (serves 2)

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

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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

    Drain black beans.

    Bring a small pot with rice, black beans, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 11/4 cup water to a boil.

    Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Stir in 1/2 tsp. lime zest (prepared in a later step). Cover and set aside.

    While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Form Meatballs

    Halve plantain pieces lengthwise.

    Zest lime. Halve and juice.

    Mince garlic.

    Mix ground pork, panko, mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 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 roll 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, 2 Tbsp. water, 1/4 tsp. 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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