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Korean Inspired Meatballs {Meal Prep}

Korean Inspired Meatballs is a quick and easy meal prep recipe using bagged slaw for a quick meal prep short cut to get those veggies in! 
Course Meal Prep Lunch
Cuisine Meal Prep
Keyword Korean Inspired, Korean Meatballs, Meatball meal prep, Meatball Stir fry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 meal preps
Calories 456kcal
Author Steph

Ingredients

  • 20 frozen meatballs (your choice of meat)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 14 oz bag coleslaw mix you won't use the dressing so skip the kit and just get plain slaw veggies
  • 3 cups cooked Basmati rice
  • sliced scallions (garnish)
  • sesame seeds (garnish)

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 tbsp gochujang (korean chili paste)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet, with olive oil, on medium to high heat.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the meatballs. Browning and crisping up the sides. You are not cooking the meatballs all the way through here.
  • While the meatballs are browning, add all of the sauce ingredients to a small mason jar and shake. You could also add to a bowl and whisk.
  • Once the meatballs are browned, add the sauce to the skillet.
  • Allow the meatballs to simmer (with the lid on). After 8-10 minutes, use a thermometer and check that the meatballs are cooked through. 165°F for turkey, 160°F for beef.
  • Remove the lid and allow the sauce to reduce down (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the slaw mix to the skillet. If you want the sauce to remain thicker like a glaze, saute the slaw mix in a separate pan. When you add the slaw mix, it will release moisture and thin the sauce out.
  • Once the slaw is cooked down, remove from heat.
  • Divide the cooked rice into 4 meal prep containers.
  • Add 5 meatballs to each container and then distribute the sauce and veggies evenly between the containers. Allow to cool before securing the lid and placing in the fridge.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Notes

Nutrition information was calculated using Turkey meatballs.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g