Spicy Sticky Teriyaki Meatballs

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Calories 981 kcal


For the Meatballs:

  • 350 g Ground Beef, Use medium ground beef if you can
  • 35 g Spring Onion, Finely sliced
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Finely chopped
  • 25 g Ginger, Finely diced
  • 50 g Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Chili Pepper, Choose something that fits in with your spice tolerance level and finely slice
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil

For the Teriyaki Sauce & Garnish:

  • 25 ml Light Soy Sauce
  • 25 ml Dark Soy Sauce
  • 25 ml Mirin
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour, Cornstarch in the US
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • Spring Onion, Finely shredded green parts for garnish
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil


  • 1.Mix together all of the ingredients for the meatballs, this mix will make around ten 50g meatballs.
    2.Using your wet hands to prevent the mixture from sticking roll into balls and put aside to rest for five minutes.
    3.Heat an important based frypan over a medium heat and toast of your sesame seeds then put aside .
    4.Return the pan to the warmth and add the vegetable oil and when hot fry off the meatballs until they need a pleasant colour everywhere , this could take around 5 minutes.
    5.Remove the meatballs and place the pan back on the warmth and add the soy sauces, mirin and honey.
    6.Mix together the cornflour, garlic granules and dried ginger with one tablespoon of water then stir into the sauce.
    7.Reduce the warmth to low-medium and return the meatballs and put a lid on your pan and permit to cook for 15-20 minutes.
    8.Remove the pan from the warmth and add within the vegetable oil and serve sprinkled with the sesame seeds and green parts of the onion .
Keyword Meatballs, Spicy, Sticky, Teriyaki