Spicy Asian BBQ Meatballs

I saw this recipe for Thai Burgers the other day on MDA and haven’t stopped thinking about them all week.  No, really…I’m on break at last and the prospect of cooking and eating real food for 6 weeks has made me positively euphoric.


And so the day comes…yesterday…after the first wave of holiday festivities are over and I’m ready to make a nice dinner at home for the two of us.  Oh, so I’m finally going to make these burgers.  Except.  I have…nothing.  Well, except ground beef.

With an Asian theme still on the brain and pretty much nothing but leftover veggies to work with I turned out a batch of meatballs instead.  Just…too good.  Maybe not as pretty as the burgers, but I’ll take it.

Spicy Asian BBQ Meatballs
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Serves: 2-4
  • 2 lbs ground beef or pork
  • 3 T fish sauce
  • 3 T chili paste
  • 2 T coconut aminos
  • 1/4 c coconut milk
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 c chopped green onion (or any onion for that matter)
  • 1/4 c chopped mushrooms
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. With your hands, mix the ingredients until blended but DO NOT overmix or else the meatballs will be tough.
  3. Shape the mixture into meatballs (golf-ball size for me), and arrange in a greased baking dish.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.


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4 thoughts on “Spicy Asian BBQ Meatballs

  1. Paula

    I saw the same burger recipe on that site last weekend and was planning to make them tonight. Then I saw your meatballs and love the addition of the veggies, but I don’t have coconut milk. I guess I’m making a hybrid recipe of sorts–but I know they’ll be good! I love Asian flavors also and I’ve been in a little groove the past week or so. Enjoy your break–you have earned it!!

  2. Janelle

    These are so good! Made them tonight with green beans and broccoli roasted in olive oil, onion powder, salt, and pepper and drizzled with sesame oil. Next time, I’ll pair them with sesame zucchini noodles or cauliflower fried rice!

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