Meatballs in a Sweet 'n Spicy Asian Sauce With Warm Asian Slaw

Recipe by Everything Tasty Ki

This is a great way to take a classic meatball and make it a little modern with an Asian sauce me......everyone will love them! I made yet, another batch of my quick and delicious Nana's Meatballs. I love making a recipe that I can use in different ways. I used half of the meatballs to have with a traditional red sauce over pasta and the other half with the Asian Sauce. I had two totally different dishes. I like serving the Spicy Asian Meatballs as an appetizer on top of a bed of this delicious Warm Asian Slaw. The next time you want to make meatballs, surprise your family and friends with a little something different. Enjoy!

Top Review by adopt a greyhound

Great appetizer. I could have it as a main course. Loved the sauce, it just made the dish. I did use chicken meatballs that I had leftover but made the same way. I served with tilapia and Asian noodles.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Meatballs

  • 1 lb meatloaf, blend (pork, veal, beef)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumb (soft)
  • 1 egg, beaten to blend
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • Asian Dipping Sauce

  • 14 cup thai chili pepper sauce (or more if you like hotter)
  • 12 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 14 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Warm Asian Slaw

  • 2 -3 cups broccoli, slaw
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 -3 tablespoons sweet n spicy asian dipping sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 1. Spray a 9x13" glass baking dish.
  3. 2. Mix together all meatball ingredients.
  4. 3. Using a melon scooper, form meatballs into 1.5" diameter balls, or use your hands, and place in a baking dish.
  5. 4. Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  6. Asian Dipping Sauce:.
  7. 1. Combine all dipping sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring just to a boil.
  8. 2. Turn off heat and continue to stir and remove from heat.
  9. 3. Toss meatballs in the sauce and than remove them to a serving dish on top of the Warm Asian Slaw. Pour the remaining sauce on top all over the meatballs.
  10. 4. Sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top if you desire.
  11. 5. This sauce will keep in your refrigerator for a couple weeks.
  12. Warm Asian Slaw:.
  13. 1. Saute the broccoli slaw with the butter for about 1 minute.
  14. 2. Add the Asian sauce and saute for another 2-3 minutes until desired tenderness.
  15. Serve the meatballs tossed in the sauce over the warm slaw.

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