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
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.


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.


  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.

  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!

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