Saucy Asian Meatballs

I should just start basing my rating system on the pickiest 4 year old known to man.   He ate these delicious meatballs and loved them.  If he liked them, everyone will like them.  I loved the flavor combination of this sauce and it was awesome.  We served ours over rice and had a side of broccoli and the family loved them!

Rating: 4 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 3 stars
Things that I changed:  I cooked mine in the slow cooker all day and they turned out great!  I have also seen a similar recipe that put in 1/4 c BBQ sauce.  I added it in towards the end.
Things that I would do differently next time:  Nothing
Will I make it again?  Yes
Recipe From: Gimme some oven

Meatball Ingredients:

2 lbs. ground pork or ground beef
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 cup Panko or breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 eggs
3 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup thinly-sliced green onions
optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallions

Asian Sauce Ingredients:
2/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. ground ginger

In a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients until well-combined. Shape into balls (I made mine about 1.5 inches, which yielded about 35 meatballs, but 1 inch is probably standard), and place on a greased baking sheet or in a 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until meatballs are golden on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.
Preheat oven to 400.
While the meatballs are baking, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients until blended. Once meatballs have finished cooking, you can either dip each meatball individually (using a toothpick) in the sauce mixture. Or you can pour the sauce over the meatballs and gently stir them until covered.

Serve warm, and sprinkle with additional garnish if desired.


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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. SarahJane Miller says:

    Thanks for finding me! I am so excited to follow you back! I love finding new recipes!

  2. This looks so good! I am all for things that kids will like. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. YUM! YUM! YUM! I’m so glad you came and found me– I’m so happy to follow back 🙂
    Now I’m going to be nosy and busy pinning 😉

  4. These look yummie, Alyssa! and I like the idea of making them in the slow cooker!

  5. I just made a couple batches of meatballs for my freezer and plan on serving one of them with this sauce and some fried rice. Yummo!

  6. What are the crockpot instructions?? 🙂

  7. I second the crockpot instructions too. Can you tell us what you did?

  8. I was getting sick of frozen meatballs always tasting FROZEN. So I gave this recipe a whirl last night. They were wonderful. Thank you for the recipe.

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