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Niku Miso Onion Bombs

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5 from 12 reviews

  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


These Stuffed Onion Bombs are simple, juicy and PACKED with flavour thanks to the Niku Miso. Quick, easy and a perfect side to your grain of choice!


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Onion ‘Bomb’

  • 1 large Vidalia or New onion (350g)

Niku Miso

  • 2 tsp miso paste (10g)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water (38g)
  • 2 tsp sake (10ml)
  • 1 tsp sugar (4g)
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce (2.5g)
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch (1g)
  • 1/2 tsp doubanjiang, optional
  • 2.8 oz of vegan grounds of choice (75g)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced (2g)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (5g)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, minced (2g)
  • pinch of pepper



  1. Cut the top of the onion and remove the outer skin. Cut the onion to make four segments. Place in a microwave safe bowl, cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes (depending on the size of your onion). My onions on average are about 380g total and takes about 5 minutes on high.
  2. In the meantime, make the ‘meat’ miso. Over medium heat, add the vegan mince and garlic and fry for 2 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, dissolve the miso paste with 2 1/2 tbsp of water. Then whisk in the sake, soy sauce, sake, sugar and potato starch.
  4. Add the ginger and sesame oil to the mince and fry for another minute.
  5. Give the miso sauce a quick mix and then pour it over the mince. Cook for about another minute until thickened to desired consistency.
  6. Stuff the meat miso between the onion segments. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds, and enjoy!


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: vegan, japanese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 428
  • Sugar: 21.6g
  • Sodium: 743mg
  • Fat: 16.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 7.1g
  • Protein: 18.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0