Ginger Meatballs with Teriyaki Glaze

August  9, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 3
Author Notes

As a young girl, Asian flavors were very foreign to my taste buds. My parents were never big fans of Asian flavors. Combined with the fact that there was only one Chinese restaurant in my town, I had very few opportunities to be exposed to this type of food. When I left home for college, I started tasting different Asian foods and I fell in love. Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Thai - I still cannot get enough. Now that I cook for myself, I am inspired by Asian flavors in my own kitchen. I present to you my version of meatballs with Asian-inspired ingredients. Enjoy! —A Couple Bites

What You'll Need
  • Meatballs
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 1 large clove)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Teriyaki Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or sake
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  1. Place first four ingredients (ginger through pepper) in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Add green onions and stir. Taste and add more pepper if needed.
  2. Add ground beef to tamari mixture and mix with hands until well combined. Form six round meatballs (a little bigger than golf balls). Set aside.
  3. Combine all teriyaki glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for five minutes to reduce. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil to pan and coat pan evenly. Once oil is hot, add meatballs to pan. Cook for 5 minutes (until browned) and turn over. Cook another 5 minutes. Brush meatballs with half of teriyaki glaze.
  5. Plate meatballs (2 per serving) and drizzle with remaining glaze. Serve with white rice.
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4 Reviews

A C. August 12, 2010
Thanks everyone! The meatballs were very tasty, hope you try them! Let me know what you think.
lapadia August 12, 2010
Your picture looks very tasty, love the flavors, thanks for sharing!
gingerroot August 11, 2010
I love adding ginger to ground beef. These sound delicious.
Sagegreen August 10, 2010
I like this very much!