Teriyaki Meatballs

These delicious Teriyaki Meatballs make for a killer appetizer or an amazing dinner when served over a bed of rice!

These delicious Teriyaki Meatballs make for a killer appetizer or an amazing dinner when served over a bed of rice! | MomOnTimeout.com | #recipe #dinner #appetizer

It’s time for another edition of “What Trish made for Chris’ Potluck Friday party!”

Woohoo! Anyone else excited?  I figure if I can no longer come up with blog post ideas, at least I’ll have Chris’ potlucks to prepare for, right?

I have to say though, I am a teensy bit jealous that I no longer work in an office environment where I get to participate in potlucks.  Aaaand then I look down at my pajama pants, walk over to my Keurig, make myself an iced coffee, and realize, I don’t have it all that bad :) I’ll let Chris handle the office job…for now.

So this last week’s potluck party theme was appetizers.  Chris was short on inspiration for this particular theme and so when I suggested these Teriyaki Meatballs he was all on board.  They are way to easy to prepare and work perfectly as an appetizer and are delicious served on a bed of rice.  Amazing.


There’s not a whole lot of ingredients here and I used a store-bought teriyaki sauce to make things easier  You can make your own or use your favorite brand – your call.  I was in one of those ain’t nobody got time for that moods, so went the store-bought route and my sanity thanks me.

You’ll find a lot of the typical meatball ingredients here as well as some with a definite Asian twist like Panko breadcrumbs, water chestnuts, and sesame seeds.  I made my meatballs appetizer size but you could make them slightly larger and just add a few minutes to the cooking time.


After the meatballs have baked for a bit, toss them in more Teriyaki sauce and they’re ready to roll, literally. Use some toothpicks to keep them in check if need be.  Chris took them to work and stuck toothpicks in all the meatballs so they were easier to grab and go – always nice for your guests.

These delicious Teriyaki Meatballs make for a killer appetizer or an amazing dinner when served over a bed of rice! | MomOnTimeout.com | #recipe #dinner #appetizer

Whether you’re making them for your next potluck, or serving them to your family, I guarantee these Teriyaki meatballs will be enjoyed by all!

Teriyaki Meatballs
These delicious Teriyaki Meatballs make for a killer appetizer or an amazing dinner when served over a bed of rice!
Serves: 22 meatballs
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbls minced garlic
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbls Teriyaki sauce
  • ⅓ cup diced water chestnuts
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced, optional
  • 2 Tbls sesame seeds, optional
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Gently stir together meatball ingredients (using hands if necessary) and form 1 to 1½ inch meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked.
  6. Toss meatballs in ½ cup Teriyaki sauce. Sprinkle on additional green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
  7. Serve immediately.

These delicious Teriyaki Meatballs make for a killer appetizer or an amazing dinner when served over a bed of rice! | MomOnTimeout.com | #recipe #dinner #appetizer

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  1. Nice meatball recipe. Thanks Trish. Sounds food over rice.

  2. The perfect game-day treat, love these!

  3. These meatballs look so flavorful and amazing, Trish! Pinning. :)
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  4. These meatballs look so good! Perfect for a party, great for game day, divine for dinner!!! Pinned!
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  5. This is a match made in heaven for me. Anything teriyaki, I’m there. Meatballs are my friends. Wonderful combo.
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  6. I am ALL over these Trish!
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  7. These look amazing Trish! Love all that flavor and sauce – they’re perfect for game day :)

  8. These little guys look so good!! I know my family would love them!
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  9. These look so amazing! I love the combo of teriyaki sauce with beef. A match made in heaven!
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  10. These were a big hit at the potluck. Thanks for hooking me up yet again. :)

  11. Oh how I wish it were possible to reach through the screen to grab food. Cause if be reaching for all of these!
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  12. Oh these are so cute and delicious looking! My family loves meatballs and teriyaki so I know these are going to be a big hit in our house! Saw this featured at Inspiration Monday and had to come by for the recipe ;)
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  13. These look delicious! I love homemade meatballs. Pinned for later–thanks for sharing!
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  14. These look great, Trish! Thanks so much. Pinning them now.
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  15. meatballs are happening tomorrow for football watching. putting our faith/party snacks in your hands!
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  16. I’ve been craving a new type of meatballs, but I’m allergic to soy. I love the teriyaki flavor! Any ideas for what can I use to substitute for the teriyaki/soy?

  17. Just made these for a potluck at work tomorrow. Unfortunately they won’t make it because I am keeping them for home. They are fabulous!

  18. These look really good. I’m thinking of making them for my New Years party. Do you think they’ll freeze so I can make them in advance? And if so, do you think I should cook them first and just reheat, or leave the cooking until that night?

  19. Just made these ….love them

  20. These are terrific! I used ground turkey, with great results. Many thanks!

  21. Hi Trish
    Can you tell me where you got the bamboo serving sticks?
    I’ve been in search for this shape.
    Thank you!
    Making these meatballs!

  22. A breed says:

    any idea serving size suggestions. Counting calories and would like to know! Thank you!

  23. Sounds ahhhmazingggg however, how can I substitute the ground pork? We don’t eat pork.

  24. What kind of teriyaki sauce do you use?

  25. These meatballs look divine!!! I will be making them for my Christmas party this Friday night. Thank you.

  26. I will likely make these but I’m inclined to add fresh grated ginger within the meatballs and also to the teriyaki sauce–because i like ginger and also noticed that many teriyaki recipes use ginger.

  27. Alexandra says:

    Hi Trish, these look delicious! Do you think these could be done in a slow cooker as well?

  28. Hi,

    Could you make these in advance, you think? Would you pre-cook them and freeze?


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