Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs: Meatballs in an addicting sweet and tangy sauce. This easy party appetizer is always quick to disappear!

 

asian meatballs

These juicy, tender meatballs have a sweet and tangy sauce coating them that is SO addictive! If you have never had  Asian meatballs, you don’t know what you are missing. The sauce is the best, you’re going to want to put it on everything!    This Asian Meatball Recipe is perfect for an easy dinner or as appetizers for guests.

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asian meatball recipe

Asian Meatball Ingredients

  • Meatballs: I used store bought.
  • Hoisin Sauce: This recipe uses Hoisin Sauce in the asian meatball sauce.  Hoisin sauce is a sauce made from toasted mashed soybeans . It also contains vinegar, chili peppers, and sugar. Is your mouth watering yet?! It gives our meatballs that tangy sweet/sour taste that is often associated with Asian dishes.
  • Rice Vinegar: Adds the perfect balance of acid to our dish.
  • Soy Sauce:  I used low sodium.
  • Sesame Oil: Adds great flavor.
  • Garlic
  • Green Onions and Sesame Seeds for Garnish

asian meatballs crockpot

Asian Meatball Recipe

Stove Top Version:

  1. In a large dutch oven, heat hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add in meatballs and cook until heated through about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Crock Pot Version:

  1. Combine meatballs, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil in the slowcooker.
  2. Cook for 1-2 hours on high or 3-4 hours on low.
  3. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

 

asian style meatballs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Freeze Them?
Asian Meatballs freeze well. You can also make a double batch of Asian style meatballs and freeze half of them. Wait until the meatballs are cooked completely before putting them in an airtight container. This Asian Meatball recipe will stay keep in the freezer for up to six months.

Can You Make Them Ahead?
There are several ways to make easy Asian meatballs ahead of time. You can make the raw meatballs and cook them the next day. You can also make the meatballs, including the sauce and ahead of time. Keep warm in the slow cooker while you wait for your guests to arrive.

slow cooker asian meatballs

 

What To Serve With Asian Style Meatballs?

These go great alongside other party appetizers like cheeseburger sliders, crockpot little smokiesChicken Wonton Tacos or jalapeno popper dip.

Asian style meatballs can be served as a main dish over rice or noodles.  They also pairs fantastically with roasted broccoli, sugar snap peas,  or green beans.

Variations

  1. Make It Skinny: Use turkey meatballs instead.
  2. Make It Spicy: Add a few teaspoons of Sriracha or your favorite hot sauce to the glaze.
  3. Make It Vegetarian: Use veggie meatballs instead.
  4. Make It Gluten Free: Substitute gluten free hoisin sauce, and coconut aminos for the soy sauce. Ensure your meatballs are gluten free as well.

Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs: Meatballs in an addicting sweet and tangy sauce. This easy party appetizer is always quick to disappear!

Ingredients

  • 40 Meatballs, Homemade or Frozen
  • 2/3 Cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • Green Onions and Sesame Seeds, If Desired For Garnish

Instructions

On the Stove Top

  • In a large dutch oven, combine hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil.  
  • Stir in meatballs and cook for 10-15 minutes or until warmed through.  Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds. 

Crock Pot Instructions

  • Line slow cooker with a plastic liner or spray with non stick cooking spray
  • In prepared crock pot, stir meatballs, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
  • Cook for 1-2 hours on high or 3-4 hours on low.
  • Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired. 

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 528mg, Potassium: 190mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin C: 0.5%, Calcium: 1.4%, Iron: 4.2%
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If you’re looking for an addictive appetizer or an easy weeknight meal I hope you’ll try this recipe.

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