Saucy Asian Meatballs

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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 ¼ 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
Saucy asian meatballs stacked on top of each other.

Saucy Asian Meatballs

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 35 Meatballs


  • 2 pounds ground pork or ground beef
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup Panko or breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ Cup thinly-sliced green onions

optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallions

    Asian Sauce Ingredients:


    • Preheat oven to 400.
    • 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.
    • 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.


    Serves: 35

    Calories99kcal (5%)Carbohydrates5g (2%)Protein6g (12%)Fat6g (9%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol28mg (9%)Sodium186mg (8%)Potassium94mg (3%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A28IU (1%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium16mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

    All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

    Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
    Cuisine American, Asian American
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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. Thanks for finding me! I am so excited to follow you back! I love finding new recipes!

    2. This was easy to make and very flavorful! One son helped make the meatballs and sauce. The family said it was great and make it again.

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