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Asian Pork Meatballs

Easy Asian ground pork meatballs taste like the inside of a pot sticker. Great with rice, noodles or over greens. Light and healthy!

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine asian
Keyword asian meatballs, pork meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 436 kcal
Author betsy

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/3  cup  panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4  cup  chopped green onions
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Tablespoon  sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2  teaspoon  minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon  fish sauce
  • large egg white lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray

Sauce:

  • 1/4  cup  lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon basil oil
  • 1/4  cup  fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon  water
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  mirin sweet rice wine
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • Additional ingredients:
  • Small basil leaves optional
  • Chopped green onions optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. To prepare meatballs, combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl; shape mixture into 16 (1 1/2-incmeatballs.
  3. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 8 meatballs to pan, and cook for 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan.

    Repeat with remaining meatballs.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Whisk together 4soy sauce, basil oil, orange juice, water, mirin, and red pepper in a small bowl.

  5. Return all meatballs to the pan. Pour sauce over meatballs. Place skillet in the oven.

  6. Bake at 425° for 7 minutes or until done.
  7. Stir meatballs to fully coat with sauce. Garnish with basil leaves and additional chopped green onions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Pork Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (4 meatballs)
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 865mg36%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.