Sunday, February 12, 2012

Teriyaki Mini Meatballs

We went to a Superbowl party last week and I knew that I wanted to make those Buffalo Chicken Meatballs again.  They were damn good!  I was having fun with the mini meatballs so I thought I'd try another one.  Steve was looking for an Asian style meatball so I made my usual meatballs (minus the Romano cheese and just a couple of additions) and found this fantastic sauce recipe from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.  What a great find her blog is!  You should check it out! I followed her ingredients for sauce but I thickened it with a little butter in flour instead of the cornstarch but either method is fine.  I also added some sesame seeds and later thought some sliced scallions would be good so I'll try that next time.  Let me just tell you, I definitely scored with those buffalo chicken meatballs but the teriyaki meatballs were a Touchdown!

Teriyaki Mini Meatballs
Yield: 38-40 meatballs 


1 lb ground beef (85% lean)
3 large gloves garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons milk
1 egg
salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup bread crumbs
1  tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon Teriyikai Sauce


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  
Mix all ingredients together and form mini meatballs.  Place on a greased baking pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned. 


slightly adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 3/4 cups water
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablspoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup sliced scallions


In a bowl whisk soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic powder, brown sugar and honey in a bowl. In a small sauce pot melt 2 tablespoons of butter and then add 2 tablespoons of flour.  Whisk together and let cook for 1 minute.  Add the sauce mixture and let cook until combined and thickened.   Add meatballs to pot and let simmer for about 10 minutes.  Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced scallions 

So what do you think of my new dish?  It's called a split server.  Have any suggestions on how else to cook in it/serve in it?  It's oven safe up to 450 degrees.  You can see the details here

Click here for a printable version of this recipe.  


blog is the new black said...

Great recipe! I recently found your site via someone else's link to a recipe (Iowa Girl, maybe?!) and I've been following. Love your site!

Patti T. said...

They both sound yummy Michelle. Hubby loves meatballs, this week I made him some sausage meatballs, he was much more of a fan than I was. I think I will give your teriyaki meatballs a try, he would love them with rice.

Blane181 said...

Both styles of meatballs look awesome! I'm going to have to try both!

Antonella-Vera55 said...

congratulations for your site!I also have had a great grandmother and I can understand your love for her.Many greetings from Italy (tuscany)

Simona said...

Just wanted to say that I haven't even read your blog and I love it. I lost my grandmother this year - she, like yours, was italian and loved to cook. i was looking for a recipe for sweet sauce to go with mini meatballs, and found your site. will definitely be marking your page as a favorite!