This easy-to-make Asian Meatballs Recipe will definitely dazzle your taste buds. Made with ground beef then completed with a sweet and flavourful sauce. A certified crowd pleaser.
Meatballs are just... fun. Prepare them for a dinner feast, an afternoon appetizer, or for your weekend smorgasbord. The complex flavours of the meatballs are only enhanced when you drench them in the insanely tasty Asian-style glaze. Try them out today!
Why You'll Love This Asian Meatballs Recipe
- Can be a Main Course or Appetizer
- Crowd pleasing taste
- Only a few ingredients
- Fun for kids
- Finger Food
- Beef: for juiciest ground beef use 20% fats.
- Onion: white, yellow or red onion works fine for this recipe.
- Garlic: about 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
- Panko: also known as Japanese Breadcrumbs. You can find them at Asian grocery store or International isle.
- Egg: binds all together and keeps it moist and tender.
- Soy sauce: use regular or light soy sauce. Do not use dark soy sauce!
- Oyster sauce: for umami flavours.
- Honey: balances the saltness. You can also substitute it with white or brown sugar.
- Green Onions: for a subtle sweet onion flavour.
- Cilantro: optional.
- Sticky sauce: light soy sauce, honey, sriracha, garlic, ginger, cornstarch.
Step -by-step instructions
Step 1. In a large bowl, mix beef, onion, green onion, garlic, panko breadcrumbs, soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey, cilantro, egg and black pepper to taste. Combine until everything is incorporated.
Step 2. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Roll into a ball using hands and transfer to a baking dish. About 22-24 meatballs.
Step 3. Bake meatballs on a pre-heated 400 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes until brown and cooked through.
Step 4. In a sauce pan, combine the sticky sauce. Toss meatballs for about 2 minutes until meatballs are well coated. Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.
Frequently asked questions
Can I skip the sauce?
Yes, you can. This meatballs are already tasty and well seasoned.
Can I substitute beef with pork or chicken?
Yes, you can use ground pork or chicken instead of beef. Make sure you are using 20% fats if pork and for chicken try not to use ground chicken breast as it's too dry.
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Asian Meatballs Recipe
- 500 grams ground beef
- 1 small onion chopped
- ¼ cup green onion finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
- black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix beef, onion, green onion, garlic, panko breadcrumbs, soy sauce, oyster sauce, honey, cilantro, egg and black pepper to taste.
- Combine until everything is incorporated.
- Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Roll into a ball using hands and transfer to a baking dish. About 22-24 meatballs.
- Bake meatballs on a pre-heated 400 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes until brown and cooked through.
- In a small bowl, combine light soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, sriracha and cornstarch.
- In a medium pan, pour in sauce and whisk for 2-3 minutes until sauce has thickened.
- Add meatballs and toss for another 2 minutes until meatballs are well coated with sauce.
- Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.