Asian Meatballs (As a Side Dish)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A wonderfully easy side dish to compliment an Asian meal. (Uses store bought meatballs.) got the idea from another recipe here, and changed it to my tastes. I made lots of sauce and after I removed the meatballs from it I used it in a stir fry, so I only used 1 bag of meatballs. I'm sure homemade meatballs would be better if you have the time. It would be so easy to just heat up the meatballs in a purchased stir fry sauce too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour all ingredients (except the meatballs) into a pot, stir well to combine. Bring to a full boil, making sure that the cornstarch is incorporated before the liquid heats up.
  2. Add the meatballs. Bring back to a simmer, reduce heat and cook until warmed through, 10-15 minutes.
  3. I let mine cook for an hour and a half over low heat, since you can't really overcook them. You just need to stir the pot occasionally to make sure the sauce doesn't stick.
Most Helpful

These meatballs were great! I did forget to pick up sake (I don't know how I missed that ingredient), so I just doubled the mirin. I did cut back on the cornstarch too which didn't make a "jelly" when cooled. My girlfriend and I loved them. Thank you so much!

freakingdork August 04, 2009

YUM! Ridiculously easy, super good. I halved the recipe, and was glad I did, or we would have inhaled 16 servings between the 6 of us instead of only 8! I gotta warn people, though, with the amount of cornstarch in this sauce, not only do you get a yummy thick sauce, but once it has cooled you have weird jelly. My roommate likened it to my "chicken jello" (cold homemade stock). So devour this before it gets cold! :) Thank you very much for posting, this one is going in the permanent rotation file. Made for ZWT4.

CraftScout July 09, 2008