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Firecracker Meatballs

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Asian Inspired


Get ready to set your tastebuds ablaze with my delectable Asian-inspired Firecracker Meatballs — a dish that’s as explosively delicious as it sounds. Featuring tender, succulent meatballs bathed in a tantalizing blend of spicy, sweet, and saucy goodness, with just a hint of creaminess to tie it all together, a bowl of these easy Asian meatballs and rice is sure to satisfy your every craving.



Beef Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 Green onion bunch (white parts), chopped

Firecracker Sauce

  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp light mayo
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger


  • White rice
  • Broccoli
  • Green onion bunch (Green parts)
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the ground beef, Panko breadcrumbs, egg, soy sauce, minced garlic, minced ginger, and chopped green onion (white parts) to a large mixing bowl. Combine thoroughly.
  3. Roll the meat mixture into about 2 tbsp sized meatballs. You should be able to make 12 meatballs. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the firecracker sauce. Add the buffalo sauce, honey, light mayo, soy sauce, minced garlic, and minced ginger to another mixing bowl. Combine thoroughly. A whisk or electric frother whisk is helpful here.
  6. Remove the meatballs from the oven and add to the firecracker sauce. Toss carefully and thoroughly to combine.
  7. Serve and enjoy! Serve firecracker meatballs with white rice and veggies. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

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