Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

with rice and lime slaw

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Eggs, Wheat, Soy

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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Grab your grass skirt and coconut bra out of the closet; winter is around the corner, and your ticket to tropical paradise is here. Close your eyes as you bite into the sweet pineapple and teriyaki-glazed meatballs… you can hear the sounds of waves gently lapping on the shore. The lime slaw gives you all the bright liveliness of a sunny beach day. What other meal kit company gives you both dinner and a beach-bumming fantasia? Tip: Want to get the most juice out of your lime? Before cutting, microwave for 15-20 seconds to "soften" the fruit. Then, gently roll the softened fruit on your work surface while pressing on it with your palm. Finally, give yourself some serious mechanical advantage by placing a cut half in between the arms of a pair of tongs to make squeezing much easier.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
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    2 oz. Teriyaki Glaze
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    0.42 oz. Mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. Slaw Mix
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 12 oz. Ground Pork
  • ¾ cup Jasmine Rice
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 3 oz. Pineapple Chunks

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    882
  • Carbohydrates
    93g
  • Fat
    38g
  • Protein
    41g
  • Sodium
    1420mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a small pot with jasmine rice, 1½ cup water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 18-20 minutes. Remove from burner and set aside. While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve lime lengthwise. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half. Coarsely chop pineapple. Trim and mince white portions of green onions. Slice remaining green onions on an angle. Keep white and green portions separate.

  • 3

    Make the Meatballs

    Combine ground pork, panko, white portions of green onions, and ¼ tsp salt in a mixing bowl. Divide mixture into six evenly-sized meatballs, about the size of golf balls. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and meatballs to hot pan. Stir occasionally until meatballs are browned all over, 6-9 minutes. Transfer meatballs to prepared baking sheet. Bake in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 9-11 minutes. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean. While meatballs bake, make slaw.

  • 4

    Make the Slaw

    In another mixing bowl, combine slaw mix, green portions of green onions, mayonnaise, 2 tsp. lime juice, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, red pepper flakes (to taste), and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

  • 5

    Make the Sauce

    Return pan used to cook meatballs to medium heat. Add pineapple to hot pan and stir occasionally until lightly browned, 2-4 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in teriyaki sauce. Add meatballs to sauce and stir until coated. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, squeezing lime wedges over meal to taste. Bon appétit!

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