Spicy Asian Meatballs

It’s time for a very special friend’s virtual baby shower.  I hope you enjoy all the sweet and savory goodies Jenna!  God Bless you, Adam and sweet baby Alice.

I searched through Jenna’s recipe index to see what her taste were really like, though I have a good idea, I wanted to get it just right.  I’m hoping I did so with these Spicy Asian Meatballs.  Let’s get right to it shall we?  There’s lots of hungry ladies waiting at this shower 🙂

Spicy Asian Meatballs


1 lb. ground sirloin
1 lb. ground pork
2 t. sesame oil
1 c. panko or breadcrumbs*
1/2 t. ground ginger
2 eggs
3 t. minced garlic
1/2 c. sliced green onions
Optional garnish:  toasted sesame seeds, sliced green onion

Asian Sauce:

2/3 c. hoisin sauce
1/4 c. rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. soy sauce
1 t. sesame oil
1 t. ground ginger

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients until well-combined. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.  I put two cooling racks on my baking sheet to let any fat drip off the meatballs.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until meatballs are golden on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.

While the meatballs are baking, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients until blended. Once meatballs have finished cooking, you can either dip each meatball individually (using a toothpick) in the sauce mixture.  Or you can pour the sauce over the meatballs and gently stir them until covered. Serve warm, and sprinkle with additional garnish if desired.

*I used Italian bread crumbs.

You can also keep these warm (after cooking) in a crockpot on a low setting.

Yield: 60 meatballs

Have a wonderful shower Jenna and enjoy your day in virtual fun and good times! xoxo

To see the rest of the blogger’s recipes that participated in Jenna’s shower, check them out here:

A Little Lunch (Eufaula, OK): Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Scones
City Songbird (Greensboro, NC): Merry Christmas, Alice!
Eats Well With Others (New York, NY): Peanut Butter and Honey Ice Cream
Hunting for Bliss (Bozeman, MT): Garam Masala Deviled Eggs
Pinking Shears & Broccoli Spears (Newark, DE): Making Food Good For Your Baby
Sydney Shares (Eugene, OR): Baby BLTs 
That’s Some Good Cookin’ (Salt Lake City, UT): Cheesecake Cookie Bars
The Pajama Chef (Bloomington, IN): Iced Tea with Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup
Two Dogs In The Kitchen (Sterling, MI): Spicy Asian Meatballs
Veronica’s Cornucopia (Wichita, KS): Raspberry Almond Fudge Cookies
Very Culinary (Sacramento, CA): Toasted Orzo and Chickpea Salad

Words on Wendhurst: A Gift For Jenna and Alice

My recipe adapted from Give me some Oven.

About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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46 Responses to Spicy Asian Meatballs

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  4. Congratulations to Jenna, these meatballs sound so delicious. I make a Asian Inspired pork burger with the same flavor profile. Love the cocktail meatball idea this is one of my favorite flavor profiles.

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  6. Sydney says:

    Okay, the farther down the list of our shower blogs, the harder it is. Ha! Wish I could have tasted these, too! Have a good Tuesday. 🙂

  7. Oh wow, these look FANTASTIC!

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  9. Jay says:

    It looks really good!

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  11. Kimby says:

    Suzie, I love the research you did on Jenna’s blog to decide on a recipe for the shower. 🙂 Soooo thoughtful and very tasty results — these meatballs look delectable!

  12. What a great concept to get everyone together! Now, you already know I love these!!! Love the kick, too ^.^

  13. yum those look delicious! This virtual shower is such a cute idea.

  14. Veronica says:

    Thanks for supplying some meat–I was getting hungry for it after everything else! lol! These really do sound delicious and I love that last photo-man it just pops-so professional. Did you already have those appetizer picks or did you get them just for this. They are so cool! Anyway, I’m really glad to have someone that I know in this line-up, it’s so neat to be a part of this shower with you. I may be the most spazz-tastic host ever, but thank you for your patience–I think we pulled it off fairly well in spite of it all!

    • Suzie says:

      I had the appetizer picks but, this was the first time using them 🙂 I was glad to be a part of the shower and you were a great host, don’t sell yourself short girl! These were even husband approved, can you believe that?! 😉

      • Veronica says:

        Yay for a chance to use them and yay for John trying these! But what’s not to like? As far as my capabilities as a shower host, I had my shortcomings but I guess it all turned out OK. Lessons were learned, like don’t sleep through the publishing time–I was sorry to see so many were having trouble and I wasn’t there to help.

  15. biz319 says:

    I love balls! My SIL would love these – yep, going on my lunch menu next week. I made another pot of your lasagna soup – gave some to my Mom and she loved it too! Is it lunch time yet??!!

    • Suzie says:

      I hope you guys enjoy them Biz, I really liked them. Some people at work seen my co-worker eating my lasagna soup and now I have to bring a pot into work too! It’s a hit everywhere 🙂

  16. Jenna says:

    Heck yeah–spicy is what the doctor ordered!
    And by the doctor . . . I mean my taste buds. =)
    Thanks Suzie. You’re the best.

  17. Wow, these look uber yummy. 🙂 I’ll have to file this recipe away for later!

  18. Amy says:

    These meatballs were one of the first recipes I pinned when I joined Pinterest! I’ve made them a few times now…love them. Great addition to any shower.

  19. This is definitely a keeper meatball recipe. They look so delicious and what a great idea for the shower. It was nice getting meet another of Jenna’s blogging friends. Have a lovely day.

  20. These meatballs look incredible my friend, I bet you made Jenna’s day 🙂
    A lovely addition to the virtual baby shower!

    Choc Chip Uru

  21. Holy YUM! These look fantastic.

  22. Sarah says:

    what a great meatball recipe!! i’ll definitely be trying these. so good to meet you through the shower for jenna!

  23. ward says:

    Damn it, I’m trying to lose weight. Your not helping me by force feeding my eyes. Looks and sounds delicious.

  24. cakewhiz says:

    congrats to jenna! motherhood is a wonderful experience 🙂
    and you brought a delicious recipe to this shower… she must have loved these meatballs!

  25. Joanne says:

    I know how much jenna loves her spice so these are definitely the perfect party appetizer for her!

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