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Miso Meatballs with Hemp Hearts Recipe

August 14, 2012
1 Ratings
  • Makes 24 meatballs
Author Notes

I made these meatballs for dinner recently. They are fantastic! Full of flavour and the hemp hearts add a definite nutrition boost! When you first mix the ingredients, you might think it looks a bit wet. Don't worry the hemp hearts will suck up the excess moisture. —Ceecee Lee

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons honey garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red miso paste
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  1. Mix all ingredients in large bowl and refrigerate for two hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  3. Make 1-1/2 inch meatballs.
  4. Add 1 - 2 tbsp oil and heat saute pan over medium heat.
  5. Working in batches, saute and brown meatballs for about 15 minutes (internal temperature of 160 degrees F must be reached to avoid food bourne illnesses!!). Place batches in oven to keep warm.
  6. Thread meatballs on 5 inch skewers with pineapple and green onions.
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2 Reviews

Ceecee L. August 17, 2012
Hemps hearts are shelled hemp seeds. Whether you inhaled or not during high school or university, you do not need to worry about getting a buzz from these seeds - there is no active "buzz" generating ingredients!

According to Wikipedia, hempseed is usually very safe for those unable to tolerate nuts, gluten, lactose, and sugar. Hempseeds are a great way to get an ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3‘s, they are high in protein and have a good amount of fibre.

I think they taste like soft sunflower seeds. They have an almost creamy consistency which varies depending on the brand.
LeBec F. August 15, 2012
wow, i thought i knew most things food, but what the heck are hemp hearts? with an ingredient this unusual, i really think you'd want to explain it in your pre-amble!