Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Teriyaki Meatballs

This is totally not my picture.

I'd put up a pic of mine, but I ate 'em all...

Teriyaki Meatballs

White Jasmine Rice
2 slices of bread, crusts removed, torn into small pieces
1/2 cup - 1 cup milk
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 medium yellow onion, chopped
salt
garlic pepper
McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
olive oil

1. Cook desired amount of rice on the stove or in a rice cooker.
2. Put bread pieces into a large bowl, add milk and mix with your hands until it formes a wet paste, breaking up bread.
3. Mix ground beef, chopped onion, seasonings (1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic pepper, 1-2 tsp Steak Seasoning, more if you like it more heavily flavored).
4. Mix with your hands until spices, bread and onions are incorporated. Form into meatballs, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
5. Pour several tsp of oil into frypan, heat until hot. Fry meatballs on all sides. Remove to a paper towel to drain the oil.

Teriyaki Sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
11/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1-2 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

1. Combine all ingredients except cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Heat until combined, stir.
2. Mix cornstarch and water, add slowly to sauce, stir. Sauce will thicken as it heats.

Serve meatballs over white rice, top with sauce.

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I'm thinking about making them gluten-free next time--didn't have enough gluten-free soy sauce or any GF bread. But it would be easy enough. I also thought about adding green onions. Overall though, a total new recipe success! I love the thick restaurant-style Teriyaki sauce--more like a glaze. YUM.


3 comments:

  1. I actually did this, but with frozen meatballs and brown rice, I think. I put the meatballs in a crock pot with a bunch of teriyaki and let it go. It wasn't bad, but the combination was sort of weird.

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  2. Yay! I'm actually really excited to try this recipe! I'm even more stoked because there is finally a recipe I like in which I currently have every single ingredient in my pantry or fridge already. That never happens! Thanks for sharing, Heather!

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  3. Btw, I made these tonight and they were delish. I think the Husband liked them even more than I did :)

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