These Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs will change your life. They’re made with lean beef, flavored with garlic and Sriracha sauce, baked without the hassle of frying and glazed with a spicy apricot glaze.
I bet you’ve missed my meatballs! Well don’t worry, because I’m back with another fabulous meatball recipe. This time the recipe is for sweet and spicy Korean meatballs. In the party snack department, tiny glazed meatballs always win so these meatballs are perfect as an appetizer for your party, or to snack on, even to serve them as a meal over some cooked rice.
Korean meatballs are usually made with Gochujang chili paste, but honestly I didn’t want to look for it at the grocery store or go to the Asian market, so I just used Sriracha sauce instead and they were still plenty spicy and utterly delicious. There’s also plenty of garlic, which makes me very happy, and chopped green onions among other staple meatball ingredients.
Of course, what makes these meatballs stand out, is the apricot glaze which is where the sweet and spicy part comes in. It’s such a simple glaze, only 3 ingredients, apricot jam, soy sauce and Sriracha sauce, but totally makes these meatballs go from good to sensational. All in all these meatballs come together pretty quickly and by baking them you save yourself the hassle of frying them, making a mess and cleaning up your stovetop and more dishes and so on. Did I mention they’re only 51 calories a meatball? Go on then, have a few!
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- 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
- 4 green onions chopped
- 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, add all the meatball ingredients and mix with your hands to combine. Form the meatballs into small 1 inch balls. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until done to your liking.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together all the glaze ingredients. Add the meatballs and toss well until all the meatballs are glazed.
Garnish with chopped chives if preferred and serve immediately over cooked rice or as an appetizer.
Nutritional information is calculated at 4 meatballs per serving.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.