If you are looking for an amazing meal to prepare, these oven baked Asian pork meatballs will definitely do the trick! This Asian pork meatball recipe is super easy to make and loaded with amazing flavor. Another great thing about these Asian pork meatballs is that they are baked on a sheet pan making cleanup a breeze. Serve these Asian meatballs with a side of basmati rice and roasted broccolini for a complete meal everyone will love.
About These Asian Meatballs
These Asian pork meatballs are made with ground pork, baked in the oven and served with the most delicious soy glaze on earth! I swear it is that good.
I love to make these Asian meatballs in the oven because it is easier on cleanup and a little bit healthier. Don't worry though, the flavors are not lost at all using this method.
This pork meatball recipe also has the most amazing sauce that goes with the meatballs. The pork meatballs after cooking are added into this sauce to get nice and coated with more of the Asian flavors.
The Sauce For These Asian Meatballs
The sauce is made up of soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and garlic and you will want to drink it up that is how good it tastes.
I like to serve these Asian pork meatballs as a main dish with rice and vegetables (like snow peas or miso broccoli) but you can also make these just as an appetizer or use it for your meal planning for the week and heat them up when you need them.
Why I love this pork meatball recipe
- These meatballs are really big on flavor and everyone loves them
- I can make extra for the week and use it in meal planning
- It is versatile and can be used as an appetizer or main dish
- So easy to make
- They freeze really well so making a double batch of these and freezing some makes dinner so easy another time. I have written up steps on how to cook frozen meatballs to help make another night's dinner effortless when you do this.
The ingredients you need to make Asian pork meatballs
- ground pork
- sesame oil
- brown sugar
- soy sauce
- scallions (optional)
- bread crumbs (regular Panko style or gluten free)
If you are looking for a great pork meatball recipe than this is it! I hope you give it a try and see for yourself why this dish is one of my favorites.
For more Pork inspired recipes you may like
Pork Chops With Za'atar Cream Sauce
Pork Kabobs with Cherry BBQ Sauce
Baked Asian Pork Meatballs
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- 2 pounds ground pork
- ⅛ cup sesame oil (divided) half for the meatballs and the other half for the sauce
- 4 cloves of garlic minced and divided half for the metballs and half for the sauce
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ⅛ cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)
- ⅛ cup water
- ¼ cup plain Panko bread crumbs You can also sub this out for gluten free bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds optional
- 2 tablespoon thinly sliced scallions optional
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees
- line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (this makes the cleanup easier and is optional)
- In a large bowl combine your pork, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, ½ of your sesame oil, ½ of your garlic and mix well but do not overwork
- Once your pork mixture is combined, begin making your meatballs by scooping out about ⅛ cup of the mixture and lightly rolling them into a ball.
- Place them on to your sheet pan
- Finish doing this until you have rolled all of the meatballs
- Now sprinkle your meatballs evenly with the sesame seeds
- Place in your oven for 20 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the center
- While the meatballs are cooking, preheat a saute pan over medium heat
- Add you soy sauce, water, brown sugar, grated ginger, the remainder of your sesame oil and garlic and bring to a light simmer
- Once it has come to a light simmer, cook the sauce, stirring frequently for 2-3 minutes
- After 2-3 minutes, reduce heat to low
- Once meatballs are fully cooked, remove from the pan and place them in your saute pan with the sauce
- Turn your meatballs around to coat them well in the sauce
- If the sauce is thick enough at this point, begin to plate your meatballs and pour the sauce over the top. (If you want a thicker sauce, allow the sauce to simmer on medium heat with the meatballs for another few minutes.)
- Sprinkle with your sliced scallions
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These oven meatballs were amazing. The sauce was so delicious too
So good! We made it twice already and it is now part of our new dinner rotation. Served it with rice and a side of sugar snap peas!
These were so good. We made extra sauce and it was poured on everything.