Easy Teriyaki Beef Meatballs are smothered in a thick and easy to make homemade Teriyaki sauce! So versatile, these Teriyaki Beef Meatballs can be served as a main meal with steamed rice and veggies OR as an appetizer! The BEST part? Get your oven to do the work for you!
2pounds(1 kg) ground beef mince(or pork, chicken, turkey)
3/4cupPanko breadcrumbs,(or regular breadcrumbs)
2scallions or green onions,finely chopped
2tablespoonslow sodium soy sauce
1tablespooncooking Sake or Shaoxing,(Chinese wine or dry sherry)
Pinchsalt and pepper,to taste
2clovesgarlic, minced(or 2 teaspoons)
1/3cuplow sodium soy sauce
1tablespooncornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of water
1teaspoonSrirachaor more. (Adjust to your preference of spice)
1green onionfinely sliced
Preheat oven to 200°C | 400°F.
FOR THE MEATBALLS:
Mix together all of the meatball ingredients in a large bowl until well-combined. Spoon out 1 1/2-inch of meat mixture with a cookie scoop (or tablespoon), shape into balls and place onto 2 large baking sheets or trays lined with baking or parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden browned and cooked through.
While the meatballs are baking, make your sauce!
FOR THE SAUCE:
Heat a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat. Whisk ALL of the sauce ingredients together (except cornstarch and water mixture) in the pan until well blended. Bring to a simmer, pour the cornstarch mixture in and give it a quick good mix until it dissolves into the sauce. Continue cooking until sauce thickens, while stirring occasionally to prevent burning or sticking on the bottom of the pan (about 5 minutes).
When meatballs have finished cooking, pour 3/4 of the sauce over them and toss gently to evenly coat. Transfer the glazed meatballs to a serving dish or tray.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions (if desired), and serve warm with toothpicks or mini forks, and with remaining sauce for dipping.