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Plate with teriyaki meatballs on top of rice.

Teriyaki Meatballs

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Asian


These Teriyaki Meatballs are made with a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce that is super easy and fast. The meatballs are juicy and flavorful, and the sauce is sweet, tangy, and savory. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, or for a party appetizer.



  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups teriyaki sauce*


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs green onion, eggs, sesame oil, ginger, salt, garlic, and pepper. Use your hands to gently combine.
  3. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. (I like to use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop to keep them uniform. You should get about 38 meatballs. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the meatballs are golden brown and cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and transfer the meatballs to a large bowl. Pour the teriyaki sauce over the top of the meatballs and stir gently to coat the meatballs in the sauce.
  6. Serve as an appetizer, or over rice or potatoes.

Recipe Notes:

I like to use my homemade teriyaki sauce. It is thicker, almost the consistency of a glaze. If you are using a store-bought teriyaki sauce, you’ll want to use teriyaki glaze. It needs to be thick enough to coat the meatballs and create a sauce.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline. Nutrition information is for meatballs only – not for rice or any toppings.


  • Serving Size: about 6 meatballs
  • Calories: 427
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 1356 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 156 mg

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