Sweet and Sour Sriracha Meatballs

Here you have another Asian Inspired dish, some delicious Sweet and Sour Sriracha Meatballs, they are perfect as an appetizer or as a main dish! I hope you like them!

Ingredients for the Meatballs
  • 1 lb Ground Meat
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chopped Green Onion (+ more for garnish)
  • ½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • ½ tbsp Minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp Minced Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Sesame Seeds (for garnish)

For the Sauce:
  • ⅔ cups  Hoisin Sauce
  • ¼ - ¾ cup Sriracha Sauce
  • ¼ cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • ½ tsp minced Garlic
  • ½ tsp minced Ginger

Make the Meatballs:
In a bowl combine the meat with the egg, the chopped green onion, the Panko breadcrumbs, the minced garlic and the minced ginger, season with salt and pepper to taste, toss until all the ingredients are well incorporated, and once everything is well combined then you can make the meatballs, and you can make them any size that you want, just grab some of the meat mixture and use your hands to form it into a nice and round meatball. Once they are all ready, let them rest for at least 10 minutes before cooking them.

Make the sauce:
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce. And depending on how spicy you want it, you can add more or less Sriracha Sauce, I added ¼  of a cup plus 3 tablespoons of Sriracha, and they sauce was not spicy at all. So feel free to add as much or as little as you want. Once everything is well combined, now we will heat it up a little bit.

In a large wok or skillet, we will add a teaspoon of oil, and there we will cook the sauce on high heat for 3 minutes or until it starts to boil, once it’s boiling, remove it from the wok, and just set it aside.

In the same wok, heat up a little more oil, and cook the meatballs for a few minutes on each side, until they are all browned and well cooked. (it will take about 15 minutes)  (you can cover them with a lid to speed up the cooking process.

Once the meatballs are browned on all sides, now add the sauce back into the wok, stir so all the meatballs will be well coated with the sauce. Cover again with a lid, and continue to cook for 3 more minutes or until the meatballs are well cooked.

Once they are done, now you can serve them.

Top them with the sauce that is leftover in the wok, and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. These will make a great appetizer, and they also make a delicious main dish!