Savory Asian Meatballs

Savory Asian Meatballs Recipe

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Alida Nattress


Very easy dish to make, can be made day ahead and placed in a crockpot to stay warm during a party or served at room temperature. So tasty, these won't last long on the party table. Recipe will make approx 32 1" meatballs or 40+ 3/4" meatballs.


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35 Min
20 Min


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2 lb
ground beef
onion, fine dice
3 Tbsp
basil leaves, finely shredded
3 Tbsp
soy sauce, low sodium
egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp
rice vinegar
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
gr black pepper


18 oz
plum preserves, jar
1/2 c
soy sauce, low sodium
1/2 c
brown sugar, light
2 tsp
rice vinegar
1 tsp
hot sauce

How to Make Savory Asian Meatballs


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix beef, onion, basil leaves, soy sauce, vinegar, beaten egg, salt & pepper in medium size mixing bowl. Form meatballs with 1 tbsp size scoops and place on lightly oiled sheeetpan. Bake about 20 minutes. Spoon meatballs into serving bowl and allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  • 2Plum Sauce: Place preserves, soy sauce, hot sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar into small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir the contents often to help the brown sugar to dissolve and the preservatives to liquify. Allow sauce to go just to a soft boil, lower heat, and continue heating for about 10 minutes so it reduces slightly. Remove from heat and allow to cool at least 10 minutes.
  • 3When sauce has slightly cooled, pour 1/2 of the sauce over the meatballs and gently mix well. Add more sauce if needed or reserve for future use.

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About Savory Asian Meatballs

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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