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HelloFresh Firecracker Meatballs – Quick & Easy Recipe!

Are firecracker meatballs new to you too? I also heard about this sizzling recipe only a few weeks ago. I knew right since then that I had to try it, and the best part is it became an instant hit with all my loved ones.

This firecracker recipe made me realize that we can never run out of food creation ideas. This is because we, being humans, can use food and spices together in so many different ways. It happens with the slightest twists and tweaks to create something adorable. The recipes then go from generation to generation as we pass on our heritage to our young ones.

Thankfully, the HelloFresh Firecracker chicken meatballs are so simple and delicious to make that you end up getting so many compliments for being the world’s best cook. I did when my kids had so much fun finishing their meatballs in minutes. Here’s to sharing this recipe with you; it will be on our regular cooking list for years long.

Can’t wait to have the HelloFresh meatballs? Let’s get started!

What is HelloFresh?

What is HelloFresh

We are talking here about America’s most popular meal kit. HelloFresh is a meal kit service provider that delivers quality food to your doorstep.

The company offers a nice variety of tasty, easy-to-prepare meals. You also have vegetarian, low-calorie, and pescatarian meal plan options. It is priced fairly and lower than many competitors.

With HelloFresh, you get step-by-step instructions with ready-to-eat under 40 minutes meals. Their versatile vegetarian and ‘gourmet’ meals cost higher.

Yet, the meals altogether are great to have. They are all filling and satisfying for your family. You should try the meals yourself to decide if they are worth your cash.

Who Can Buy HelloFresh?

HelloFresh suits families that do not have to strictly follow specific diets, such as low-cal, vegan, or gluten-free.

The company has weekly meals to offer, including some of the kids’ favorites. Even picky eaters love to eat from HelloFresh. The recipes involve simple cooking steps with ready-to-serve dishes in 30 minutes.

They send in the recipe cards for every meal. These cards are very detailed, and they have photos to help you make the recipes exactly as expected.

You get great results every time, even if you are a beginner. Customer reviews and brand reputation are also impressive. Even when a problem occurs, customer service very actively resolves customer issues in no time.

HelloFresh Services & Products

HelloFresh has kits that are planned weekwise. The kits serve two or four people. You are free to choose 2 to 6 recipes per week. The six meal plans include:

  • Meat & Veggies
  • Family Friendly
  • Fit & Wholesome
  • Quick and Easy
  • Pescatarian
  • Veggie (vegetarian)

Note that you don’t have to stick particularly to the meal plan you select. Each week, you can choose from the full menu. Your order is also customizable. You can add extra meals or sides such as garlic bread to what you order with ease.

What are the Secrets to Deli FireCracker Meatballs?

secrets to Deli firecracker meatballs

Making a meal without garlic, hot sauce, and onions are not my cup of tea.

To bring ease to my cooking, I always keep frozen garlic and ginger cubes in the freezer. It saves a lot of time without you compromising on the flavor.

You can get frozen garlic and ginger at the grocery stores near you. Using garlic and ginger powder will also bring in taste, yet fresh or frozen garlic and ginger give the dish an exotic restaurant-like flavor and smell.

Try these saucy ginger meatballs HelloFresh recipe or HelloFresh Turkey meatballs to level up your cooking game.

Also, the special sauce plays a vital role in adding unique flavors to the dish. This sauce is creamy, sweet, spicy, and savory, all at the same time. Yes, you heard that right! It tastes so good, good enough to satisfy all your taste buds.

Firecracker Sauce by HelloFresh is seriously a taste bomb. You can use this sauce with Hello fresh chicken meatballs, breaded chicken cutlets, and other meat and vegetable dishes. You will swipe up every bit of your meatballs on the platter!

Size Does Matter!

size does matter of firecracker meatballs

The size of the meatballs depends upon you. A smaller size lets you keep the cooking time short.

For instance, 15 minutes in the oven are good enough in this case for the balls to cook well from the inside out.

Besides, if you want to have an increased size, cooking will surely take longer. Also, the meatballs will be more prone to get dried that way.

It is NOT essential to add ‘binders’ like the egg to the panko crumbs. Still, the meatballs will maintain their shape perfectly.

If you intend to use turkey or chicken in place of beef, you will require an egg white to retain the meatballs’ shape during cooking. You can also serve the Firecracker meatballs as appetizers and use the Firecracker sauce for dipping.

What to Serve with Firecracker Meatballs?

what to serve with firecracker meatballs

You can serve these meatballs with rice or cauliflower rice and fresh cucumber salad.

Well, from a broader point of view, using Jasmine rice, lettuce wraps, and snow peas will also make amazing sides for Firecracker meatballs. Side dish options are endless with these Firecracker meatballs.

This chicken meatball recipe idea is for all chicken lovers out there. These Firecracker meatballs are the game changers. They will blow up everything you know about making meatballs.

Key Takeaway

I hope you love this HelloFresh firecracker meatball recipe as much as the kids and I do!

HelloFresh brings premium quality foods to your doorstep. Once you try the HelloFresh meatball recipe, you will like to have meals from them at least twice a week for sure.

HelloFresh offers delicious and easy-to-make meals for all your busy weekdays and weeknights. You‘ll love their products even on the weekends. The HelloFresh Firecracker Meatball Recipe has become another favorite for my family! It is really worth trying. You can also modify the recipe as you like.

Get cooking and enjoy!

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Hello Fresh: Quick & Easy Firecracker Meatball Recipe

Fasten up your seatbelts guys for this Hello Fresh Meatballs recipe is loaded with flavor, nutrition and fun. It is your easy weeknight meal, super yum and quick. It is an all-rounder meatball recipe that goes really well with rice and green beans. It is ready to serve in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 780 kcal


  • 4 Scallions
  • 1 tsp Ginger roasted OR fresh & minced
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • 4 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 20 oz Ground beef
  • ½ cup Panko crumbs
  • 12 oz Green beans trimmed ends
  • 1 tsp Korean chili flakes


  • Preheat the oven to 425°.
  • Trim and slice the scallions separating whites from greens.
  • TAke a small pot. Mix rice and 1 ½ cups of water with a pinch of salt.
  • Bring this mixture to boil.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer. Then cover.
  • Cook rice for 15 to 18 minutes until rice softens.
  • As the rice cooks, combine the ground beef, scallion whites, panko crumbs, and 1.5 tbsp soy sauce.
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • When you completely mix all ingredients, make 20-24 1 ½ inch diameter meatballs.
  • Place all meatball pieces on a large cooking sheet. You can use parchment paper on a baking sheet and do not spray with cooking oil.
  • Roll the green bean towards the empty side of the baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Bake the meatballs on the top rack for about 14 to 16 minutes. There MUST NOT be any pinks in the meatballs after being cooked.

Time to Make the Firecracker Sauce

  • Take a medium-sized bowl. Mix mayonnaise, honey, sour cream, soy sauce, and sriracha. You can keep the taste of the sauce hotter or milder. It depends on how much sriracha you add to the mixture.
  • Use a fork to fluff rice.
  • Season rice with salt and pepper.
  • Divide the rice between four bowls.
  • Place the meatballs on the rice top with green beans.
  • Drizzle the Firecracker sauce on top of the dish.
  • For garnish, use green scallion tops and Korean chili flakes.
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