Teriyaki Meatballs made with minced beef, baked in the oven for just 8-10 minutes before being coated in a homemade sticky glaze, easy peasy!
With a total cooking time of 20 minutes, a time that includes preparation time, these delicious glazed meatballs are a fantastic midweek meal.
Baked Spicy Beef Meatballs with a Soy Glaze
These wonderfully quick and easy teriyaki glazed beef meatballs join a host of meatball recipes here on my site.
In many ways, this recipe is fairly similar to my Harissa Meatball Recipe. They are just as good as a warm appetiser as they are at the centre of a meal.
These teriyaki meatballs are pretty much out of the ‘greatest hits’ section of my fakeaway recipes.
Just like both of those recipes, this is a quick dinner idea clocking in at just 20 minutes… and that includes preparation time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use lean minced beef?
I would not because you really do need the fat content in the beef. You could get away with 15% fat content if you wanted to cut down the fat a little but many further and you risk dry meatballs.
What is minced beef?
A question often asked by my American and Canadian readers, minced beef is that you guys known as ground beef.
Can I use store-bought teriyaki sauce?
Sure if you like, you may need to add a little cornflour to thicken it up.
You can rebalance store-bought teriyaki sauce with more soy, honey or rice wine before adding it to the baked meatballs.
Can I cook the meatballs another way?
Yes, they can be pan-fried or air fried.
To pan-fry add a little oil to a frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry to get a nice colour. Then add a lid, reduce the heat and cook until the meatballs reach 65°C or 145°F before adding the teriyaki glaze.
To air-fry, place them in an air fryer basket and cook at 200°C or 400°F for 6-8 minutes.
In keeping with this quick and easy teriyaki meatball recipe, I like to ensure that my choice of side is equally simple.
If I have planned in advance I like to serve this with egg fried rice. Another 10-minute recipe so long as the rice is cooked and cooled in advance!
However plain rice is also wonderful, the big and bold sauce carries more than enough flavour to compensate.
You could even do brown rice with these meatballs if you have enough time because the nutty flavour is awesome with teriyaki sauce.
I only name-check equipment brands if I think that they make a material difference to a recipe. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments section below the recipe.
- 16-18cm or 6-7″ saucepan.
- Oven or air fryer.
- Baking tray.
- Mixing bowl.
- Weighing scales and or measuring cups and spoons.
- Stirring and serving spoons.
Quick and easy teriyaki glazed beef meatballs with a hint of chilli, all done and dusted in just 20 minutes!
- 250g (9oz) Minced Beef with 20% fat
- 2 Spring Onions
- 1 Tsp Garlic Paste
- 1 Tsp Ginger Paste
- 1 Thai Birds Eye Chilli Pepper
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 15g (⅓ Cup) Dried Breadcrumbs
- ¼ Tsp Salt
For the Sauce:
- ½ Tbsp Cornflour
- 1 Tbsp Water
- 25ml (1 Tbsp + 2 Tsp) Light Soy Sauce
- 25ml (1 Tbsp + 2 Tsp) Dark Soy Sauce
- 50ml (3 Tbsp + 1 Tsp) Rice Wine
- 1-2 Tbsp Honey
- ½ Tsp Garlic Granules
- ½ Tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
- Chop the spring onions into rounds as thinly as you can.
- Slice the chilli into rounds about 1-2mm thick.
- Mix together the minced beef with the spring onions, garlic and ginger pastes, chopped chilli, salt, egg yolk and breadcrumbs.
- Shape into 10 meatballs approximately 30g in weight, place on a baking tray and pop them in the oven at 220°C or 430°F for 8-10 minutes or into an air-fryer at 200°C or 400°F for 6-8 minutes.
- Mix together the water and the cornflour.
- Add the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, sesame oil, ground ginger and garlic granules to a small saucepan (16-18cm) and bring to a boil.
- Whisk in the cornflour mix for 1-2 minutes.
- By now the meatballs should be ready to come out of the oven, transfer them to the sauce and stir to coat and cook for a minute or two.
Garnish with more spring onions and toasted sesame seeds.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 203mgSodium: 2214mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 39g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.