Asian Meatballs with Plum Sauce

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

Two-flavor meatballs with a delicious sweet-sour sauce that is to die for. Serve over rice or have as cocktail meatballs, whichever you prefer.

Top Review by HeatherFeather

Excellent! I found these to be full of rich flavor and very moist & tender. The sauce is very tangy - I might cut down the amount of vinegar next time for personal preference, however it was still wonderful as is. The ginger flavor really came through nicely and blended well with the other ingredients. The meatballs were very attractive with the tiny bits of red bell pepper flecks. Very easy to prepare. Note: I did have to brown my meatballs in two batches to fit them in without crowding, which added some extra cooking time.I made 48 small meatballs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly mix together meatball ingredients and form into meatballs by the tbsp; brown on all sides and cook over medium-low heat until cooked through, 15-20 minutes; remove from heat.
  2. Mix together sauce ingredients except cornstarch in a large pan big enough to hold sauce and meatballs (w/lid), cook over low heat until mixture is hot and simmering and mixed through.
  3. Mix cornstarch with 5-6 tbsp water to form a slurry and whisk into sauce and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbly; fold meatballs into pan and mix sauce over them.
  4. Top with lid and simmer 10-15 minutes over low heat.
  5. Serve with hot steamed rice, if desired.

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