Zesty Asian Meatballs

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"Thai inspired full of flavour! Serve with stir fry veggies, rice noodles or alone as an appetizer."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (209.5 g)
  • Calories 480.3
  • Total Fat - 32.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16 g
  • Cholesterol - 136 mg
  • Sodium - 582.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 34.4 g
  • Calcium - 45.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400F.

Step 2

Spray a rimmed cookie sheet or large baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Step 3

Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl (using your hands works best).

Step 4

Form meat mixture into 1 - 1 1/2 inch meatballs, about 40 in total.

Step 5

Place on prepared pan.

Step 6

Bake for 15 -18 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through and nicely browned on the outside.

Step 7

While meatballs are cooking, prepare sauce.

Step 8

In a deep, non-stick skillet, whisk together all sauce ingredients.

Step 9

Heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until sauce boils.

Step 10

Reduce heat to medium and cook sauce, uncovered for 3 minutes, stirring often.

Step 11

Sauce will thicken a bit.

Step 12

Add cooked meatballs to sauce and mix well.

Step 13

Serve hot.


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


Another winner. I love hoisin sauce, this a first using it in Asian meatballs and wont be the last. I used cilantro in the sauce but suspect basil would be just as good. Didn't find ginger at my last shop which had me needing to use less, using my zester did make for a lovely ginger flavor. Served over rice, adding the extra to my freezer stash and serve with rice noodles next time around. Love zesty!


review by:
(10 Feb 2022)


Definitely a wonderful recipe worthy of making again and again! Using the beef option ~ and omitting the cilantro & everything else as per the recipe. Wonderful flavors and as for the sauce ~ it is just the perfect compliment to the meatballs. A great comfort recipe that is so warming and delicious and just the perfect meal for a cold winters evening!


review by:
(16 Jun 2018)


Loved this, so tasty. Thank you.


review by:
(17 May 2018)


10 Stars! I made a couple of changes-used ground turkey instead of beef, and made slightly larger meatballs and baked about 5 minutes longer. I doubled the sauce, since we were having this with soba noodles and needed sauce for the noodles. I used the cilantro option in the sauce. Lots of flavor going on and just the right amount of “heat”.


review by:
(26 Jan 2018)


These meatballs are delicious!!!! I did not use peanut butter, simply omitted it because SIL has an allergy and I added diced red peppers. Also I did not use fresh cilantro (hard to find this time of year) I used the dried stuff. I served this with rice and it made for a great meal.


review by:
(22 Dec 2016)


These are definitely not shy whatsoever on flavor! These would make great apps for my next party or served for dinner just like we did tonight along with some rice. Because I wanted to use the full measure of the coconut milk can I doubled the remaining sauce ingredients, except that I cut the peanut butter by half because I'm not a fan of peanut butter in savory dishes. Found that for my taste, I'd rather not use the peanut butter and double the coconut milk only. Flavor was fab Luvcookn and thank you for sharing!


review by:
(12 Jan 2016)

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