Asian Pork Meatballs

These Paleo + Whole30 Asian pork meatballs are a favorite ground pork recipe of ours, and they are excellent for meal prep or an easy weeknight dinner. We’ve got the perfect Asian meatball sauce to go along with them, too!

Overhead horizontal image of asian meatballs in a skillet with serving spoon. Drizzled with sauce and topped with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.

These little pork balls are so tasty

These ground pork meatballs are just delicious! They’ve got the perfect combo of savory and sweet. And they really hit the spot, especially when you need a quick and easy meal. The meatballs themselves are flavored with sesame oil, coconut aminos and scallions.

Vertical angled image of asian meatballs in a skillet with serving spoon. Drizzled with sauce and topped with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.

The perfect sauce for Asian pork meatballs

Nothing makes a recipe feel complete like the perfect sauce, which we’ve delivered for these Asian meatballs. It’s a little sweet and sticky and pairs so well with the more savory meatballs. You can also adjust the amount of crushed red pepper flakes to make it more or less spicy.

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Tips for freezing meatballs

We love meatball recipes for meal prep because they are easy to freeze and re-heat when you’re ready to dig in. For these Asian meatballs, you have two options.

  • Make the meatballs, freeze them, and then when you go to re-heat them, make the sauce. This is our preferred method because the sauce is best right when it’s made.
  • Make both the meatballs and the sauce, but freeze them separately. Re-heat and enjoy when you’re ready. You’ll want the sauce separate so that you can re-heat it and enjoy like a true sauce…otherwise it will just get soaked into the meatballs.
Overhead vertical image of asian meatballs in a skillet with serving spoon. Drizzled with sauce and topped with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.

What to eat with pork meatballs

We like to keep it simple, so we usually just make a bowl meal with these Asian meatballs. Add some greens and/or roasted veggies, white or cauliflower rice and the meatballs to a bowl. Top with the sauce and enjoy! That’s our go-to, but you can really do whatever works with what you have on hand.

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Time to try these Asian pork meatballs

Meal prepping or just need an easy weeknight dinner? Make these Asian pork meatballs! Leave a comment and rating below to let us know how it goes. And take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood, so we can check it out! We love to see what you’re making.


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Asian Pork Meatballs

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 20 meatballs
Author: Justin Winn
These Paleo + Whole30 Asian pork meatballs are a favorite ground pork recipe of ours, and they are excellent for meal prep or an easy weeknight dinner. We've got the perfect Asian meatball sauce to go along with them, too!
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Ingredients

For the meatballs:

For the sauce:

For topping:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Diced green onion

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, sesame oil, coconut aminos and green onion. Use your hands to mix and form into golfball-sized balls. You can use a small ice cream scoop if you have one. You should make about 18-20 balls.
  • Place the balls on parchment lined baking sheet and transfer to oven to bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients to a saucepan and whisk well to mix and incorporate the flour.
  • When the meatballs have about 7 minutes of cooking time left, start heating the sauce.
  • Whisk the sauce before turning on the heat to the saucepan. Bring the sauce to a quick low boil and then turn heat down to low to simmer. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove meatballs from the oven. Spoon sauce over the meatballs for serving and top with any other desired toppings like sesame seeds or diced scallions.

Notes

If you want, you can broil the meatballs for 5 minutes at the end to brown the tops. 
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