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

"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!"
photo by Everything Tasty Ki photo by Everything Tasty Ki
photo by Everything Tasty Ki
photo by Everything Tasty Ki photo by Everything Tasty Ki
photo by Everything Tasty Ki photo by Everything Tasty Ki
Ready In:
25-30 meatballs


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • 1. Spray a 9x13" glass baking dish.
  • 2. Mix together all meatball ingredients.
  • 3. Using a melon scooper, form meatballs into 1.5" diameter balls, or use your hands, and place in a baking dish.
  • 4. Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Asian Dipping Sauce:

  • 1. Combine all dipping sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring just to a boil.
  • 2. Turn off heat and continue to stir and remove from heat.
  • 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.
  • 4. Sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top if you desire.
  • 5. This sauce will keep in your refrigerator for a couple weeks.
  • Warm Asian Slaw:

  • 1. Saute the broccoli slaw with the butter for about 1 minute.
  • 2. Add the Asian sauce and saute for another 2-3 minutes until desired tenderness.
  • Serve the meatballs tossed in the sauce over the warm slaw.

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  1. 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.


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