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recipe teriyaki meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs

  • Author: Funky Asian Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Ingredients

Scale

Sauce:

  • 1 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • 1 Tablespoons sake
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 piece of ginger (the size of a quarter) peeled and smashed

Meatballs:

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 scallions, chopped fine
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon peeled and minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper 
  • 1 Tablespoon neutral oil 

Garnish:

  • Minced scallions
  • Toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, garlic, and ginger in a cup. Stir to dissolve sugar and set aside. 
  2. Combine the ground pork, ground beef, egg, panko, scallions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, salt and white pepper in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  3. Form into 1 ½ Tablespoon meatballs (I used a scoop and yielded 13) and place them onto a plate or baking sheet.
  4. Heat a large 12” skillet over medium high heat for several minutes.
  5. Add the oil and swirl to coat the skillet. Add the meatballs to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes until browned. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes to brown the other side. 
  6. Add the sauce to the skillet. Cover the pan with a lid and lower heat to medium low. Cook for 7-9 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through (you can cut into one to check if you’re unsure).
  7. Transfer the meatballs to a serving dish. Raise the heat to medium high and reduce the sauce for 1-2 minutes until syrupy. Pour the sauce over the meatballs.
  8. Garnish teriyaki meatballs with scallion and sesame seeds, and serve immediately. 

Keywords: meatballs, back to school, japanese, teriyaki