Asian Meatballs

Tender, juicy meatballs covered in a rich Asian inspired sauce.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Asian-American



1 pound ground beef

2 large eggs

½ cup breadcrumbs

2 tsp ground ginger

3 tsp garlic salt, divided


½ cup hoisin sauce

2 tsp soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil

¼ cup rice vinegar

1 ½ tsp minced onion

1 tsp red pepper flakes

¼ cup diced green onions


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, ginger, and 1 tsp of the garlic salt. Use your hands or a wooden spoon to work the ingredients together until combined.

Divide the meat into balls about 1 ½ inches in diameter. Place them on the baking sheet and cook for 13 minutes.

While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the sauce. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, minced onion, crushed bell peppers, and remaining garlic salt until combined.

Pour the sauce over the meatballs, top with green onions, serve, and enjoy!


  • These meatballs are also great topped with sesame seeds.
  • You can store these meatballs in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • If you reheat these from the fridge, you can put them in the microwave for about 50 seconds. If you are reheating them from the freezer, cook them for 20 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.