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Asian Meatballs

I’ve never had meatballs quite like this before. They have a fantastic Asian flavor, thanks to the sesame oil and soy sauce, and the dipping sauce puts it over the top with the fresh lime juice! I served this with some jasmine rice, and some Asian style veggies – delish!

Asian Meatballs


Heather @ onceamonthmeals.com; adapted from Gina’s Skinny Recipes


  • 0.25 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1.25 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 0.5 teaspoons salt
  • 0.25 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 medium green onions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 0.5 medium green onions, chopped


Preheat oven to 500. Mix together all ingredients listed for meatballs in a large bowl. Mix well with hands until combined. Shape 1/4 cup meat mixture into balls.  Place rolled meatballs in baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix all sauce ingredients in small bowl.  Serve meatballs with sauce for dipping.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare meatballs as directed above, but do not bake. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flash freeze. Once frozen, place in gallon freezer bag. Place sauce in pint freezer bag. Label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Preheat oven to 500. Place meatballs in baking dish. Bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat sauce on stovetop or in microwave until heated through.

Servings: 4

Nutritional Information: 1 serving = 3 meatballs + 1 Tablespoon sauce, Calories 313, Fat 18g, Carbs 8.5g, Protein 30g, Fiber 0, WW Plus Points 8

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

3 Responses to “Asian Meatballs”

  1. Buttoni says:

    These sound wonderful! Can’t get too many meatball recipes. I’ll try these soon!

  2. This was soooooooooooooooooooooooo good! Thank you!

  3. Ashley Freeborn says:

    These are very very good!!

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