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Asian Meatballs Recipe

Asian Meatballs Recipe

“My mom creates her own recipes for wonderful Asian-inspired menus, so I came up with these pork sausage meatballs and dipping sauce to complement her meals.” —Amanda Kotlan, Spokane, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared wasabi


  • 1. In a small skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the egg, soy sauce, bread crumbs, water chestnuts, garlic and ginger. Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on an ungreased broiler pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • 3. Combine the mayonnaise, rice vinegar, and wasabi; serve with meatballs. Yield: 2 dozen (1/3 cup sauce).

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball with about 1/2 teaspoon sauce equals 80 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.