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Easy Spicy Sticky Glazed Asian Meatballs

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I am so excited about this Easy Spicy Sticky Glazed Asian Meatballs recipe.

This recipe was actually an accident. My husband bought a huge pack of ground beef to make bolognese sauce last week, and after a few days, we had a pound of ground beef that I didn’t want to go to waste.

So I made these meatballs, and man, they were good.

You all know I’m a meatball lover – you can find my ode to meatballs with my family’s classic meatball recipe here.

I’m normally a meatball purist, but I think after this recipe, I’ll be more open to changing up meatballs a bit more.

Asian meatball, rice, and greens bowl with wooden spoon

About the Recipe

I wanted something spicy – so instead of traditionally using eggs to hold the meatballs together, I opted for sriracha. I am a sriracha purist – I only buy the Huy Fond brand! Did you know you can buy it on Amazon? Check it out here.

This, with the help of spices, gave the meatballs a delicious flavor.

After I rolled the meatballs up, I got my cast iron skillet nice and hot and added some oil.

I sizzled the meatballs in the skillet, making sure all sides were brown and had a delicious crust to them.

Next, I needed a sauce.

I combined soy sauce, more sriracha, sweet sand sour sauce, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce in a small pot and warmed it up.

When the meatballs were done, I glazed them with the sauce, and served over brown rice and greens.

It was SO good. There’s loads of flavor. It’s spicy, but there’s not too much heat.

This one is a good one, and you guys are going to want to try it. Check out the recipe below, and make sure to leave a review and comment if you make it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these meatballs gluten free?

These meatballs are not gluten free because they contain soy sauce. You may substitute a gluten free soy sauce to make this gluten free.

What do I serve Asian meatballs with?

You can serve Asian meatballs with rice, vegetables, or noodles. I recommend serving with your favorite chili oil as well!

Asian meatballs in a bowl

Kitchen Supplies

Here are some common kitchen items that you will need for this recipe:

Large Mixing Bowl – Every home cook needs a good set of mixing bowls. I have these bowls from Amazon and I love them! Easy to stack, store, and clean. I love using the large bowls for mixing the meatballs!

Cast Iron Skillet – If you like to cook but don’t have a cast iron skillet, consider this your sign to get one! A cast iron will help you level up your cooking. I recommend this one from Amazon – it’s great quality and will last you forever!

Serving Bowls – Every delicious dinner needs a pretty serving bowl! These brown wooden serving bowls on Amazon are similar to the ones in the photos in this recipe and would create a beautiful presentation!

Asian sauce dripping on meatballs and rice

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One Pot Easy Sausage and Spinach Orzo Recipe – I LOVE a one pot recipe. It’s easy to clean up, delicious, and quick. What’s better than that? This one doubles as a great meal prep option too – make a big batch at the beginning of the week and then eat all week long!

Quick and Easy Pantry Chili – Everyone loves a good chili, and this quick and easy pantry chili might be the easiest of them all!

Easy Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Coconut Rice – This recipe was one of the first on my food blog, and it is GOOD. Perfect for a quick meal that’s packed with flavor, this recipe will please the whole family!

Easy Spicy Sticky Glazed Asian Meatballs Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • fresh parsley or cilantro, for serving
  • diced green onion, for serving
  • sliced celery, for serving

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce


First, make the meatballs. Combine ground beef, soy sauce, sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.

After mixing well, combine into meatballs.

Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat. Add canola oil and let oil warm for 2 minutes.

Add meatballs to the skillet, evenly distanced in the skilled. Let the meatballs cook for 2 minute a side until thoroughly cooked through.

While the meatballs are cooking, add the soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, sriracha, and Worcestershire sauce in a small pot on medium heat. Let cook for 5 minutes. When the sauce starts to boil, turn heat off and let sit.

When the meatballs are done, drizzle sauce over the meatballs.

Serve over rice and greens. Top with parsley or cilantro and sliced celery.


  1. This was super delicious and was really easy to make. Loved the addition of sriracha too. Really gives the meatballs a bit a kick which we love. Will definitely be making this again!

  2. The glaze is so amazingly delicious, so glad I found this recipe.

  3. Girl, I seriously had Asian meatballs for the first time today and was looking for a great recipe to try – this is it!

  4. These are so good. I love happy kitchen accidents!

  5. Oh yum! I’m always on the hunt for things my whole family will enjoy and these look like it! I can’t wait to try!

  6. You seriously gave me the recipe for the weekend! I have never tried asian meatballs before. I can’t wait to try it! I have salivating as i am typing this . lol It looks so delicious!

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