Meal Kit

Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

with rice and lime slaw

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 5 days

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 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; your ticket to a 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)

  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
  • 5.47 oz. Long Grain White Rice
  • 4 oz. Slaw Mix
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 oz. Pineapple Chunks
  • Info
    ½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Info
    1 fl. oz. Teriyaki Glaze
  • 2 Green Onions
  • Info
    0.84 oz. Mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

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)

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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

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 20 oz. ground pork, follow same instructions as 10 oz. ground pork, forming 12 meatballs instead of six and working in batches, if necessary.

  • If using Impossible burger, follow same instructions as ground pork in Steps 3 and 5, searing until browned, 2-3 minutes per “side”, then roasting until meatballs are heated through, 9-11 minutes.

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, searing until browned, 2-3 minutes per “side”, then roasting until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 9-11 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 3, searing until browned, 2-3 minutes per “side”, then roasting until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 10-12 minutes.

  1. 1

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a small pot with rice, 11/4 cups water, and a pinch of salt to a boil.

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

    Remove from burner and set aside covered.

    While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve lime. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.

    Coarsely chop pineapple.

    Trim and mince white portions of green onions. Slice remaining green portions of green onions on an angle. Keep white and green portions separate.

  3. 3

    Cook the Meatballs

    Combine ground pork, half the panko (remaining is yours to do with as you please!), white portions of green onions, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a mixing bowl. Divide mixture into six evenly-sized meatballs.

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and meatballs to hot pan. Roll occasionally until meatballs are browned all over, 6-8 minutes.

    Transfer meatballs to prepared baking sheet. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

    Bake in hot oven until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 5-7 minutes.

    While meatballs bake, make slaw.

  4. 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. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Return pan used to cook meatballs to medium heat.

    Add pineapple to hot pan. Stir occasionally until lightly browned, 2-4 minutes.

    Remove from burner and stir in teriyaki glaze and 2 tsp. water until combined. Add meatballs and roll until coated.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, squeezing lime wedges over dish to taste. Bon appétit!

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