Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a variation of my Barbecued Meatballs with a little Asian flair. It was a big hit with my husband. You could make this recipe as the main course of a meal, or it could work for an appetizer as well.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1⁄3 cup rolled oats
- 1⁄3 cup saltine crackers, crushed
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 cups catsup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger (or 1/2 tsp fresh grated)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Thoroughly combine ground beef, milk, oats, crackers, egg, 1/4 cup onion, 1 teaspoons garlic powder, salt, pepper and chili powder for meatballs.
- Form meat mixture into 1-inch balls and place in a 13x9-inch baking pan.
- Combine catsup, brown sugar, liquid smoke, 1 teaspoons garlic powder, 1/4 cup chopped onion, ginger and sesame oil. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves (will be a bit grainy).
- Pour sauce mixture over meatballs.
- Bake at 350°F for one hour.
- I like to serve this recipe with rice and steamed Asian veggies.
Awesome!! I made these for dinner tonight along with egg fried rice and everyone absolutely loved them.. My hubby could not stop raving about the flavour and is looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow. It was so easy to make and the end result was full of flavour the only change I made was to add garlic to the sauce as well. I also did not have chilli powder so I used a little chili falkes and a few pinches of cayenne pepper which was perfect it gave just that little kick without being overpowering and paired great with the sweetness of the sauce. A great recipe and one that I will definitley be making again especially with how much my hubby loved it.