Meatballs with Soy-Ginger Glaze

I’m still playing catch-up on here. This recipe was one I made back in March, but to be honest, it’s kind of nice. I can look back and be reminded of recipes I want to make again. This was an easy recipe and you could follow the original recipe to do ground turkey, but we prefer ground beef.

Maybe I’m just a big meatball lover, but they are easy and I like how there are so many variations. Just mix up the seasoning or kind of meat and you get a completely different meal!

Directions for Meatballs with Soy-Ginger Glaze

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • 2 Tablespoons peeled, sliced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining ingredients then simmer, stirring occasionally, until it reduces by half and is syrupy (20-30 minutes). Strain the sauce.

Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Oil

In a bowl, use a fork to stir together the ground beef, green onions, cilantro, egg, sesame oil, soy sauce, and some black pepper.

Scoop out the meatballs onto a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes (you could chill them while you make the sauce, if desired).

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the plastic wrap and bake the meatballs until cooked through and browned (about 20-30 minutes).

Serve with the glaze on top.

Directions for Meatballs with Soy-Ginger Glaze (without pictures)

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • 2 Tablespoons peeled, sliced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining ingredients then simmer, stirring occasionally, until it reduces by half and is syrupy (20-30 minutes). Strain the sauce.

Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Oil

In a bowl, use a fork to stir together the ground beef, green onions, cilantro, egg, sesame oil, soy sauce, and some black pepper. Scoop out the meatballs onto a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes (you could chill them while you make the sauce, if desired).

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the plastic wrap and bake the meatballs until cooked through and browned (about 20-30 minutes). Serve with the glaze on top.

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