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Easy Teriyaki Meatballs

Posted: April 7

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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Turns out, one of the best ways to enjoy the sweet, savory, and tangy flavor of teriyaki sauce is slathered on fresh homemade meatballs! Easy Teriyaki Meatballs coats tender, hearty meatballs in smoky Japanese barbeque sauce so every bite is bursting with flavor. You'll want to make sure you serve them with rice or mashed potatoes so you can enjoy every single drop of the sauce. Easy Teriyaki Meatballs are a breeze to make and can be put together in less than half an hour, so this can (and should) become a fixture in your weeknight menus!


For the meatballs:
1 pound ground beef
1 egg
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon ginger, fresh grated
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
For the sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
For the garnish:
1/4 cup green onions, sliced thin
1 tablespoon sesame seeds


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a large baking sheet with foil.

Step 3

Mix the ground beef, egg, panko bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon garlic, and salt, using your hands until everything is combined, while being careful not to over-mix.

Step 4

Roll the meat mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.

Step 5

Place the balls on the lined baking sheet.

Step 6

Bake until browned and cooked to at least 135 degrees F internally, about 13-18 minutes.

Step 7

Combine the soy sauce, 1/4 cup water, dry sherry, brown sugar, remaining garlic, and remaining ginger in a saucepan over medium heat.

Step 8

Heat until the sugar has dissolved, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Mix the remaining water with the cornstarch to make a slurry.

Step 10

Add the slurry to the sauce mixture and simmer on low heat until thickened.

Step 11

Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and toss to coat.

Step 12

Top with green onions and sesame seeds.

Step 13


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