Easy Teriyaki Meatballs

Easy Teriyaki Meatballs come together fast and make such an amazing meal with the sweet teriyaki sauce.  This will become a family favorite! 

Hi, it’s Jenn, from Eat Cake For Dinner.  Ever since I tried Sweet and Sour Meatballs, I have been obsessed with meatballs.  This has now become my new go-to base recipe for meatballs and I have been trying them with all different kinds of sauces.

My latest version are these Teriyaki Meatballs.  This recipe is so so yummy.  The meatballs come together super fast and while those bake, you can prepare the sauce and cook the rice (I use Minute Rice) and broccoli.  In less than 30 minutes total, you can have this super delicious dinner on the table.  I highly recommend using a cookie scoop for the meatballs.  It is so much easier and faster than trying to roll them by hand.

The flavorful meatballs mixed with the sweet teriyaki sauce is a perfect pair.

Easy Teriyaki Meatballs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Flavorful homemade meatballs smothered in sweet teriyaki sauce.


  • 2 Lbs. ground beef 85/15 works best
  • 2/3 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbl. dry minced onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 c. cold water
  • 3/4 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 Tbl. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • For serving:
  • chopped green onions opt.
  • cooked white or brown rice
  • cooked broccoli florets


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside. To a large bowl, add ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, milk, ginger, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until just combined. Use a 1 1/2 Tablespoon cookie scoop and scoop meat mixture into balls and place in prepared pan. Or, rub a little oil on your hands and then roll the meat mixture into roughly 1-inch balls. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Makes around 35 meatballs.
  2. To prepare the teriyaki sauce: Pour all of the sauce ingredients into a medium saucepan. Whisk together until no lumps remain. Heat over medium heat until it thickens, whisking occasionally. This should only take 3-5 minutes.
  3. When meatballs are done baking, dunk them in the teriyaki sauce and serve over cooked rice. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve with broccoli florets on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Teriyaki Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3114 Calories from Fat 1773
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 197g 303%
Saturated Fat 74g 370%
Cholesterol 650mg 217%
Sodium 9557mg 398%
Potassium 3206mg 92%
Total Carbohydrates 136g 45%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 15g
Protein 186g 372%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Calcium 53.9%
Iron 163.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Jenn H

Hi, I’m Jenn and I blog over at Eat Cake For Dinner. I love being in the kitchen and spending my spare time cooking, baking and blogging. I like all types of food, but cake and frosting are my favorites. If you ask me, the more frosting the better!

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