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Pork Quinoa Meatballs

Pork Quinoa Meatballs

Juicy meatballs for lunch or dinner.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 20 meatballs


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 500 grams of ground pork
  • 6 scallions, finely chopped white part and 2″ green part
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. Preheat your oven to 425F or 210C. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment.
  2. Wash the quinoa in a strainer under running water until it stops foaming. Place in a medium saucepan with 1 cup water and a pinch of salt, stir and cook over medium-high heat. As soon as it starts boiling, lower the heat and cook for 15 minutes. Uncover, and stir with a fork.
  3. Place the eggs, salt, oregano, and cumin in a bowl. Beat for 20 seconds with a fork, and add the ground pork and quinoa. Mix well.
    Ingredients for quinoa pork meatballs
  4. Spoon portions of the mixture and form meatballs golf ball size. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. The internal temperature must exceed 165F or 73C.
    Raw meatballs Baked meatballs
  5. Serve hot or warm.
    Pork Quinoa MeatballsPork Quinoa Meatballs


The National Pork Board sponsored this recipe in 2014.

  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Meat
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Chilean

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