Asian Meatballs (As a Side Dish)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Random Rachel

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.

Top Review by freakingdork

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!

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.

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