Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon
Four teriyaki meatballs on a blue plate

Easy Teriyaki Meatballs Appetizer

  • Author: Nancy Blackstone
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes
  • Yield: Approx 48 Meatballs 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven/Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Polynesian

Description

Savory homemade meatballs contain a hint of ginger, and with a sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce drizzled on top have an authentic, island-style flavor!


Ingredients

Scale

Meatballs

1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground pork

2 eggs

1 cup panko bread crumbs

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated

4 cloves minced garlic

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

Teriyaki Sauce

1/4 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

1 garlic clove

1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

Toppings (optional)

chopped green onions

sesame seeds


Instructions

Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add all meatball ingredients to a large bowl, then mix with your hands or a spatula just until combined.  Roll into approximately 48 balls using roughly 1-1/2 tablespoons of meat mixture for each. Place on a large cookie sheet line with non-stick foil.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees. Allow meatballs to rest 5 minutes before serving. Temperature will continue to rise as they rest.

Teriyaki Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, mix all the teriyaki sauce ingredients together and heat over a low heat, stirring constantly. Simmer for 3 minutes, remove from heat and drizzle over the meatballs. 
  2. Garnish with sliced green onions and/or sesame seeds, if desired. 

Notes

You can make and store unbaked meatballs in the freezer in an airtight container for 3-4 months. 

You can store baked meatballs in the freezer in an airtight container for 2-3 months.

You can store baked meatballs in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Keywords: Hawaiian Meatballs, Tiki appetizer, Mid century appetizer, 1950's appetizer, asian meatballs, asian-fusion dishes