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Hoisin-Glazed Vegan Meatballs

  • Author: Homegrown Provisions
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 20 1x



Vegan Meatballs

  • 8 oz. organic tempeh, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (toasted preferred)
  • 1 flax egg
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cornstarch

Hoisin Glaze

  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek (chili paste)
  • 2 tbsp SunButter (or sub peanut butter)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp warm water


  • scallions, thinly sliced
  • toasted sesame seeds


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all vegan meatball ingredients to a high-speed food processor. Pulse (do not grind) about 20-30 times until the vegan meatballs are coarsely mixed.
  3. Wet your hands and use a 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon to scoop out vegan meatball mixture. Roll the scooped portion with your hands into a round “meatball.” Place rolled vegan meatballs onto the parchment lined baking sheet (an inch or so apart) and bake for 15 minutes; flipping the meatballs half-way through (to avoid burning on one side and flattened meatballs).
  4. As the meatballs are baking, make the hoisin glaze. Start by adding cornstarch to warm water in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve.
  5. Add all remaining glaze ingredients to a saucepan or skillet. Bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat. Add the cornstarch/water mixture. Stir frequently and cook until the hoisin glaze becomes slightly thick (about 3-5 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  6. Remove vegan meatballs from the oven and let cool ever so slightly. Brush the hoisin glaze onto the meatballs (or carefully roll the meatballs in the glaze).
  7. Top with sesame seeds and scallions. Serve warm.


If you’re a sauce lover, consider doubling the hoisin glaze recipe and serving on the side as a dipping sauce!