Homemade Meatballs in Plum Sauce Recipe

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This super-easy recipe for microwave meatballs from Michael Compean of Valencia, California features the flavors of ginger, Dijon and plum sauce. You might want to pick up extras; these will go fast!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3/4 cup plum sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs, thawed
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 42 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 lean meat.


  1. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the plum sauce, soy sauce, mustard and ginger. Add meatballs; stir gently to coat.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Cool for 1 minute. Fold in onion and cilantro. Yield: 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Meatballs in Plum Sauce in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p13

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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