Tender, moist, delicious, these Asian Meatballs are wonderful served over rice or mashed potatoes as a main dish. They can also be skewered and served as an appetizer. Either way, you will want to try these gluten-free meatballs that can be ready in 30 minutes.
I used ground pork for this recipe but you could also use beef. While many add eggs as a binder, I found it wasn’t necessary for these meatballs. They held together well without them.
In a large mixing bowl, add the meatball ingredients. Mix well without overworking and form into one-inch balls. Overworking the meat mixture will cause them to be tough. Place on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Place in a preheated 375-degree oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients in a large saute pan. Heat on low heat until the peanut butter is melted and the sauce is creamy.
Add the baked meatballs to the sauce and toss.
I served this over cooked jasmine rice. Spoon a little of the remaining sauce over the top if you prefer.
Served as an appetizer or snack, these Asian Meatballs would be perfect for Super Bowl parties or any gathering where finger foods are being served. They are also perfect for a quick, healthy, weeknight meal. This recipe easily doubles for more servings.
ASIAN MEATBALL INGREDIENTS
- 1 1/2 pounds ground pork beef may be substituted
- 2 tablespoons ginger freshly grated
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 3 green onions, white and green parts thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons Tamari Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter creamy or chunky, your choice
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
ASIAN MEATBALL SAUCE
- 1/2 cup Tamari Soy Sauce
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
ASIAN MEATBALL INSTRUCTIONS
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients mixing until well combined.
- Form into one-inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Place in a preheated 375-degree oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
ASIAN MEATBALL SAUCE
- In a large saute pan, add all ingredients. Over low heat, simmer until the peanut butter is melted and the sauce is creamy.
- Toss the baked meatballs in the sauce until all are coated.
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