Asian Pork Meatballs

asian pork meatballs on a plate with green onions

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Asian Pork Meatballs are tossed in a sticky hoisin-based sauce, made all in one pan AND are ready in only 30 minutes. Perfect as an appetizer or served with rice for a meal.


Pork Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Extra oil or cooking spray, for cooking the meatballs

Asian Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water, to make cornstarch slurry
  • Sesame Seeds and Sliced Green Onions, for garnish


  1. Mix Meatballs - Mix up the meatball ingredients in a large bowl. I like to do this with my hands - be careful not to over mix! Mix just until combined.
  2. Form Meatballs - Roll into ~1.5 tablespoon sized balls. I like to use a small cookie scoop to make quick work of this. I made 20 meatballs.
  3. Cook Meatballs - Heat a large sauté pan or skillet to medium heat. Add about a tablespoon of oil to coat the bottom or a heavy spray of cooking spray. Cook the meatballs until browned on all sides and cooked through (165 degrees F internal temp) - this should take about 10 minutes. The meatballs should easily release when they're ready to be turned. If your pan is smaller, you'll need to cook in batches.
  4. Make Asian Sauce - Set aside cooked meatballs and lower the heat to medium-low. Add all sauce ingredients (except for the cornstarch and water). Whisk to combine. Once combined, mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce and whisk while bringing to a simmer. Allow to simmer, while whisking, for a 2-4 minutes until thickened.
  5. Add Meatballs to Sauce - Add the meatballs back to the pan with the sauce and gently flip to coat.
  6. Serve and Enjoy - Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions, if using. Serve and enjoy!


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Internal Temp When Cooked - Checking the internal temperature is the best way to know that the pork meatballs are cooked. The internal temperature should read 165 degrees F.

Keep Warm in a Crockpot - If you're serving as an appetizer, you can transfer the finished meatballs and sauce to a crockpot set to Warm.


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