Saucy Asian Meatballs Recipe
Quick and easy and full of flavor
2 lbs. ground pork or ground beef
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 cup Panko or breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
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
Preheat oven to 400.
Using a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients until well-combined.
Shape into balls 1 - 1 1/2 inches in size
Place on a greased baking sheet or in a9x13-inch 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.
When the meatballs have finished cooking, pour the sauce over the meatballs and gently stir them until covered.
Serve warm, and sprinkle with additional garnish if desired.
For serving ease as an appetizer, use cocktail forks or you can serve as a main dish as well and just serve onto plates.