Quick Mango Habanero Meatballs


Recipe by Easy Cooking with Molly



  • 1 cup Farmer John Extra Lean Ground Pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced mango
  • 1 Tbsp Habanero Sauce you may use this to taste – I’m using a light habanero sauce
  • 1 Tbsp meat seasoning
  • Salt 1/4 Tsp – you may completely skip or add more to taste
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro thinly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced mango
  • 1/4 tsp habanero sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar or teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ginger+garlic powder
  • Salt – to taste
  • 1/2 cup water

Shape the Meatballs:

  1. In a large bowl, add all the meatball ingredients and mix using a fork or hand.
  2. Set aside when everything is mixed nicely
  3. Wet your hands and take 2 tbsp of this mix on your palms.
  4. Roll into a ball or meatball shape and keep on a clean plate.
  5. Similarly, make meatballs using the entire mix.
  6. Lightly cover the plate with cling wrap and keep in freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.

Make the Meatballs:

  1. Heat a skillet and add 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Remove the uncooked meatballs from the freezer.
  3. Now, add 4-5 meatballs in the skillet and saute till it’s cooked evenly on all sides – takes about 2 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Similarly, cook all the meatballs and set aside.

Making the Mango Habanero Sauce:

  1. Heat the same skillet and add olive oil.
  2. Add diced mango and saute for a minute over low flame.
  3. Add ginger+garlic powder, habanero sauce, ketchup, balsamic vinegar and water, and saute.
  4. Keep sautéing on medium heat till everything is well incorporated – the mangoes will melt in few minutes or you can crush using a spatula.
  5. Reduce the heat and add meatballs.
  6. Scoop the sauce and evenly coat each meatball.
  7. Let this simmer for 2-3 minutes or till meatballs absorb some of the sauce.
  8. Turn off the heat.
  9. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle some fresh cilantro.
  10. Serve fresh.