Glazed Asian Style Meatballs

This meatball recipe has become a staple in my house.  The hubbs absolutely loves them (and so do I!) You can prepare a huge batch a head of time and freeze for later.  They make a quick and easy mid-week meal!

Serve these meatballs over your favourite side, I used spiralized sweet potatoes, but you could use spaghetti squash or zoodles (zucchini noodles) for low-carb days.  Or brown rice or pasta for high carb days.Glazed Asian Style Meatballs3Glazed Asian Style Meatballs ~ ~ #keto #lowcarb

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Serves 4 (Makes 16 meatballs, 4 meatballs per serving)

1 lb ground meat of choice – I used turkey
1/2 cup bread crumbs or almond flour
1 egg
1 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 medium shallot, diced (about 2 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, grated
2 cloves of garlic, minced
S&P to taste

Glaze (yields 1/4 cup):
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp ponzu sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp honey
1 tsp arrowroot powder + 2 tsp water

Preheat oven to 425F.  Line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.  Add all the meatball ingredients to a bowl and mix well with your hands. Glazed Asian Style Meatballs Roll mixture into 16 balls and add to the baking dish.  Cover with tin foil.Glazed Asian Style Meatballs2Bake for 20 minutes (or until meat is fully cooked in the centre), flipping once half way through.

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze.  Add rice vinegar, ponzu sauce, sesame oil and honey to a small saucepan.  Bring to a simmer.  In a small bowl, whisk together arrowroot powder and water until the powder is dissolved.  Slowly whisk this into the saucepan.  Continue to simmer until sauce thickens.

Serve the meatballs over your favourite side and top with glaze.Glazed Asian Style Meatballs4Nutritional Info per serving – 4 meatballs with 1 Tbsp of glaze (not including sweet potato)
313 Calories, 13g Carbs, 1g Fibre, 12g Net Carbs, 17g Fat, 27g Protein, 3g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.


  • Verna March 31, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Myra. What is Bragg’s Liquid Aminos?

    • happyhealthfreak March 31, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Hi Verna! That was actually supposed to say Coconut Aminos…oops. I will change it. Either way, they are both alternative to soy sauce. Coconut Aminos being the healthier one over Bragg’s
      If you can’t find either of these, you can just use regular soy sauce 🙂

  • GiGi Eats April 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Mmmmm! I need to make me some meat balls again! Haven’t made them in quite some time!

    • happyhealthfreak April 1, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Yesss!!! You totally do!! I loved your “bagels”….awesome idea 🙂

    • happyhealthfreak April 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Yesss!!! Me either. No way whey, eh! Lol. I really liked these. Worth checking out 😉


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