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Meal Prep Sticky Sesame Meatballs

These meal prep sticky sesame meatballs are a great weekday lunch or dinner idea. Homemade beef meatballs in a easy, flavorful sticky sesame sauce. Served with perfect steamed brown rice and roasted broccoli. Meatballs are easily customized and can be made ahead and kept in the freezer, you can easily make a double batch for later.

Homemade meatballs are so easy to make and can be frozen!

TOOLS I USED FOR THE MEAL PREP STICKY SESAME MEATBALLS:

Highlights of this meal prep recipe:

  • Flavorful sesame sauce
  • Tender roasted broccoli
  • Quick meal prep
  • Stays fresh all week
  • Balanced meal
  • Adjustable flavor

I love roasting my broccoli until just tender but still crispy and slightly charred!

Grocery store list:

  • Brown Rice, dry
  • Ground beef
  • Panko bread crumbs (could substitute regular breadcrumbs)
  • Whole Eggs
  • Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Sriracha
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • Fish Sauce
  • Hoisin
  • Rice wine Vinegar
  • Sesame seeds
  • Fresh Broccoli, cut into florets
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Green onion or scallions

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Cost Breakdown:

  • Ground Beef – $2.88
  • Rice – $.94
  • Garlic – $.27
  • Panko Bread Crumbs – $.65
  • Red Onion – $.42
  • Egg – $.14
  • Seasoning – $.80
  • Lime – $1
  • Broccoli – $2.21
  • Green Onion – $1
  • Soy Sauce – $.55
  • Sriracha – $.65
  • Honey – $.90
  • Brown sugar – $.24
  • Fish sauce – $.08
  • Hoisin – $.45
  • Rice wine vinegar – $.05
  • Sesame seeds – $.20
  • Olive Oil – $.42

Total: $13.85

Per Serving (5 servings): $2.77

What is the best binder for meatballs?

Eggs and panko bread crumbs are the best binder for these sticky sesame meatballs. The keep everything together without adding too much flavor. You could substitute regular breadcrumbs as well.

Sticky sesame sauce comes together so quick and is so delicious!

Instructions for this easy meal prep recipe:

Broccoli:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Transfer broccoli to a large sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until slightly tender. Set aside to cool.

Rice:

  • In a large sauce pan combine the rice and water, stir well. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling cover and reduce heat to low. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Remove lid, and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.

Meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, sriracha, garlic, and hoisin. Using a portion scoop or measuring spoon, scoop about 1 oz. portions, roll into balls. You will get about 20, 1 oz. meatballs.
  • Transfer to the prepared cookie sheet, bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.

Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan combine the soy sauce, honey, sriracha, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, and brown sugar. Heat over medium high heat until warm and slightly reduced, 8-10 minutes.
  • Toss cooked meatballs in the glaze, reserve any extra glaze to spoon over bowls.
  • Evenly divide steamed brown rice into 5 meal prep containers. Evenly divide the roasted broccoli and glazed meatballs, spoon over any leftover glaze. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Seal and store.

Meal Prep Sticky Sesame Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Keyword: Meal Prep, Meatballls, Rice Bowls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 609kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Ingredients: 

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups Brown Rice, dry, or substitute riced cauliflower
  • 4 cups Water

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Eggs
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Hoisin

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tsp Rice wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds

For the Broccoli:

  • 2 lbs. Broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • Sesame seeds and green onions, for garnish

Instructions:

For the Broccoli:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Transfer broccoli to a large sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until slightly tender. Set aside to cool.

For the Rice:

  • In a large sauce pan combine the rice and water, stir well. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling cover and reduce heat to low. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Remove lid, and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool.

For the Meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, sriracha, garlic, and hoisin. Using a portion scoop or measuring spoon, scoop about 1 oz. portions, roll into balls. You will get about 20, 1 oz. meatballs.
  • Transfer to the prepared cookie sheet, bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.

For the Glaze:

  • In a small saucepan combine the soy sauce, honey, sriracha, rice wine vinegar, fish sauce, and brown sugar. Heat over medium high heat until warm and slightly reduced, 8-10 minutes.
  • Toss cooked meatballs in the glaze, reserve any extra glaze to spoon over bowls.
  • Evenly divide steamed brown rice into 5 meal prep containers. Evenly divide the roasted broccoli and glazed meatballs, spoon over any leftover glaze. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds. Seal and store.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 609 kcal | Carbohydrates: 96 g | Protein: 32 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 111 mg | Sodium: 2388 mg | Potassium: 1377 mg | Fiber: 8 g | Sugar: 18 g | Vitamin A: 1202 IU | Vitamin C: 166 mg | Calcium: 167 mg | Iron: 5 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Serve these meatball with perfect steamed white rice or brown rice, no rice cooker needed!

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