Teriyaki Pork Meatballs
"TERIYAKI PORK MEATBALLS with USA Rice & The Feedfeed! These meatballs are pan-seared then baked in the oven and coated with a sticky-sweet teriyaki sauce that you’ll want to eat by the spoonful! The meatballs are even better when paired with U.S.-grown jasmine rice and broccoli—YUM. #thinkrice #feedfeed"
-- @thealmondeater


Prep time 15mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 18


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/ 4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/ 2 cup plain panko breadcrumbs

For the Sauce:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/ 4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon ginger, fresh, grated
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, or arrowroot flour

For Serving:


  • Step 1

    Start by cooking the rice: Add rice to a saucepan over the stove and cook it according to the package instructions. At this time, you should also preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • Step 2

    Add all meatball ingredients to a large bowl and use a spoon or your hands to mix everything together. You want everything to be combined, but you don't want to over-mix it. Then, use your hands to form the mixture into approximately 18 meatballs, placing them directly into an oven-safe skillet.

  • Step 3

    Pan fry the meatballs for 3-5 minutes, or until they're golden on all sides. Then, place the entire skillet into the oven and bake the meatballs for 15-20 minutes, or until they're cooked through.

  • Step 4

    While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce: whisk soy sauce, syrup, vinegar, ginger, and cornstarch together and set aside.

  • Step 5

    Once the meatballs are cooked, remove them from the oven and place the skillet on the stove over medium-low heat. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and stir for 1-2 minutes, then pour the sauce into the skillet and use a spoon to stir until the meatballs are coated with sauce. The sauce should thicken and that's a good thing! If it seems too thick, add 1 tbsp water.

  • Step 6

    Serve the meatballs over US-grown jasmine rice with a side of broccoli (or your favorite vegetable) and enjoy!