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Sesame meatballs on a plate of rice.

Sesame Meatballs

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: about 45 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian


Tired of always serving meatballs in marinara sauce? Make Sesame Meatballs instead. These homemade beef and pork meatballs are served in a tangy, spicy-sweet sauce that will blow your mind!



For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 cup Panko or breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated yellow onion

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • optional garnish: toasted sesame seeds, sliced scallions


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with sides with foil and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the beef, pork, sesame oil, breadcrumbs, salt, ginger, eggs, garlic, and onion. Mix with hands until combined, but not over-mixed. Form into 1- inch meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. While the meatballs are cooking combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, peanut butter, brown sugar, ginger, sriracha, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine and heat over medium until warmed through.
  5. When the meatballs are done, place in a large bowl and toss with the sauce.
  6. Alternately you can place all the cooked meatballs into a slow cooker, mix together the sauce ingredients in a bowl, pour over meatballs and cook on low for 2 hours.

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