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Asian Glazed Meatballs

Asian glazed meatballs are incredibly juicy, tender, and flavorful + tossed with a killer sauce. They are easy to make in just about 30 minutes.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 15 meatballs
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground pork, 80-90% lean
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce

For the Glaze:

  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tbsp. chili paste (Sambal Oelek), or to taste
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. water

To garnish:

  • sesame seeds
  • green onions, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Use your hands to mix together the meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Take 1½-2 tablespoons of the meat mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and arrange on the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping once halfway through. While the meatballs bake, start making the glaze.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the minced garlic and saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and chili paste.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch. Add to the pot and cook and stir until the sauce is thick. Remove from heat.
  • Once the meatballs are finished baking, add them to the pot with the glaze and toss to evenly coat.
  • Serve topped with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 7.9gProtein: 24.7gFat: 11.6gSaturated Fat: 4.4gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 255mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 2.8gCalcium: 14mg
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