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Asian inspired meatballs with sauce.
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Asian Meatballs Recipe

This recipe for asian meatballs gives you the spicy sweet stickiness that you're craving. Perfectly tasty one bite meatballs!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: hoisin, meatballs, sesame
Servings: 4
Calories: 586kcal
Author: Brad Harris


  • 1 lb Ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Green onions Chopped, plus a bit extra sliced for garnish
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil divided
  • 1 cup Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Asian chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp Fresh ginger minced, or finely chopped, divided
  • 1 Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, panko breadcrumbs, the egg, chopped green onions, salt, 1 tablespoon of sesame oi, and 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger.
  • Mix with your hands gently until combined well.
  • Form the pork mixture into small meatballs, approximately 1 inch in diameter.
  • Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake until cooked, approximately 25 minutes.


  • While the meatballs are cooking add the hoisin sauce, chili-garlic sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to a small sauce pan.
  • Cook on medium-high heat until it reaches a slow boil. Reduce to low for 10 minutes and remove from heat.

To Finish

  • When meatballs are done, remove from the oven. Coat each meatball with the sauce and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oven.
  • Sprinkle the meatballs with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.
  • Serve hot with remaining sauce.


Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 2475mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg