Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
There is something so darn comforting and fun about meatballs. These quaint little globes are simple to make; the flavor combinations are unlimited, they can be served with your favorite sauce over noodles or rice, or piled into sandwiches, or served as tasty appetizers with toothpicks. Quite the versatile little ball! So let's talk meatballs friends, in particular, Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatball Recipe. Are you ready to get rolling?
Why order takeout when you can eat in with a meal that is quick, easy, and just as flavorful as the take-out version, but a fraction of the cost? I usually make these meatballs as an appetizer to share with guests and serve with toothpicks, but I recently served them to my family over rice for a quick and easy meal, and as suspected, dinner was a hit! Everyone loves meatballs, and this recipe with sriracha, ginger, Cherchies Garlic Seasoning, and Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves, is so flavorful, your family will ask for seconds.
So, get the "ball rolling," grab some Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves, spices, and make these delicious sweet and spicy meatballs today! For a complete meal, serve this dish with our Cranberry Spinach Salad and our Best Darn Garlic Bread to sop up the sauce.
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- 1 1/2 lb ground turkey, chicken, or chicken
- 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon (tsp) Cherchies® Garlic Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon (tsp) tsp black pepper
- 4 green onions chopped
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon (tsp) freshly grated ginger
- Cooked Rice (optional- to serve over)
For Sweet and Spicy Glaze
- drippings from meatballs
- 1 jar Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon (tsp) rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon (tsp) sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) chopped green onions- green part (scallions) only (optional for garnish)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, and set aside.
In a large bowl, add the meatball ingredients and mix with your hands to combine. Do not over mix the meat. Use a 1 1/2" ice cream scoop to measure out perfectly-sized meatballs and place on the greased baking sheet.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until meatballs are golden brown.
While the meatballs are cooking, add the sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan. Whisk to combine. Turn the stove on low and cook the ingredients, whisking occasionally, until smooth. Turn off heat. With a slotted spoon, remove meatballs from baking pan and transfer to a large skillet. Add the pan drippings from the meatballs, and the sauce to the skillet. Turn the skillet on low and cook for a couple of minutes, or until heated through.
Serve the meatballs over cooked rice for a meal, or use with toothpicks as an appetizer. Garnish with chopped scallions.