Asian Pork Meatballs

by Sheryl

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Servings: 6

Delicious, gluten-free Asian Pork Meatballs that you can make in thirty minutes from start to finish! Perfectly seasoned meatballs swimming in the most luscious Ginger Honey Glaze. A must-try and perfect for various occasions!

Ingredients

Meatballs:

1 1/2 lbs ground pork
2 tablespoons minced sweet or red onion
2 large cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
Kosher salt & pepper

Ginger Garlic Sauce:

3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1-2 tablespoons Chili with Garlic Sauce depends on how much you enjoy the heat
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Cilantro for garnish

How to make Asian Pork Meatballs

Meatballs:

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the meatballs ingredients (ground pork, sweet or red onion, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and salt & pepper). Form the mixture into balls. It is fine if the mixture is wet, just make sure to get them to hold together. On a baking sheet, place the balls and set them aside.

Step 2: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.

Step 3: Fry the meatballs in about 2 to 3 tbsp olive or grapeseed oil until nicely browned. Transfer them to a baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven. Bake for about 10 minutes until cooked through.

Spicy Ginger-Honey Sauce:

Step 4: Combine the sesame oil, garlic, and ginger in a frying pan with sides and saute for about a minute or two until aromatic. Add the vinegar, honey, and chilli with garlic sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil. Add the cornstarch and stir until incorporated and the sauce has thickened. Adjust the seasoning according to taste.

Step 5: In the pan with the sauce, place the meatballs. Before serving, garnish with some cilantro leaves if desired. Enjoy!

Notes:

1. Feel free to add breadcrumbs if desired to stretch the meat a bit further.

2. Gently move the meatballs around the pan and double or triple the glaze if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving: 8g | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

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