#brownbagit with Chef Jonathan Gushue

Chef Jonathan Gushue

As part of our #brownbagit campaign, Action Against Hunger is sharing simple packed lunch recipes from Canadian chefs from coast-to-coast-to-coast. This fall, join your fellow Canadians: pack a nutritious lunch and donate the money you save so every kid can eat a healthy lunch.  Read on for the tasty recipe from Kitchener’s Chef Jonathan Gushue, owner of The Berlin.

Restaurant: The Berlin
Located: Kitchener, Ontario
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Jonathan Gushue, one of Canada’s most decorated chef, is taking action so that all Canadians have an equitable access to food. He is sharing this delicious recipe for Sesame Meatballs. Make this recipe this week and be sure to donate if you believe in a Canada free from hunger.



Chef Jonathan Gushue’s Sesame Meatballs


  • 5 pounds ground beef
  • 3 tbsp grated ginger
  • 3 shallots minced
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 50 ml tamari
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp veal jus
  • 1/2 bunch picked cilantro
  • 50 ml chili paste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper



Combine all ingredients minus beef and blend to a smooth puree. Combine with beef and test for seasoning. Roast in the oven for 12 minutes at 375F. Serve with rice or noodles.


Don’t forget to take a photo of your lunch and share it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #brownbagit. 


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