Spicy Chinese Meatballs

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"This sauce is amazing! Very spicy and goes perfectly with meatballs. Serve as an appetizer or with cooked rice as a main dish."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (187.9 g)
  • Calories 371.8
  • Total Fat - 19.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 737.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 6.4 g
  • Protein - 31.5 g
  • Calcium - 23.8 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3

In a large bowl mix all meatball ingredients together.

Step 4

Form 1 inch sized balls and place on cookie sheet.

Step 5

Bake for about 15-20 minutes (until browned and not raw in the middle anymore).

Step 6

For the sauce: In a medium skillet mix all ingredients together. Cook stirring until simmering.

Step 7

Add meatballs; simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 8

Serve with cooked rice. topped with green onions.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made some very plain meatballs as I wanted the sauce to be the hero and as I use very lean mince/ground beef I only par cooked them in the oven and then finished them of in the sauce for a moist meatball and I also doubled the chilli flakes as we both like spicy hot but we both felt it was on the sweeter side which would have come from the hoisin sauce but still a very enjoyable meal, thank you Puggs.

review by:
(17 Apr 2018)


Delicious with that touch of spice making for great tasting meatballs. Love the oven method for the meatballs which is the one I always use when preparing meatballs. Used my sweet and sour meatball recipe for the meatballs #recipe1811 Other than subbing apple juice for the apple cider (it's now on my shop list) I made as posted – a real winner! Served with Basmati rice for a lovely weekend meal. Looking to serving these as appetizers come next gathering.

review by:
(27 Jul 2016)