Sweet-Spicy Ponzu Meatballs

Sweet-Spicy Ponzu Meatballs

This sweet-spicy ponzu meatball recipe is by far my favorite meal we have received from our Everyplate weekly grocery subscription! I loved it so much that I’ve replicated it many times after.

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sweet and spicy Ponzu Meatballs

If you have not tried Ponzu, you need to! Ponzu is a delicious sauce, similar to soy sauce, but it has a delicious tart/tangy flavor! I add sriracha to the meatballs which adds a very mild spice that is very tasty.

We normally eat this with rice and garlicky green beans! I like to season the green beans with salt, pepper and garlic. The perfect bite is a half meatball with a bit of rice soaks up the delicious ponzu sauce. Its heavenly

ponzu pork meatballs with rice and greens

Sweet-Spicy Ponzu Meatballs

Ingredients (serving size: 2 people, double recipe if needed)

  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 slice white bread
  • Ground Pork 8.5 oz (ground turk works great too)
  • 1 1/2 t Sriracha(put more if you want it very spicy or less)
  • 3 T Ponzu
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 1/2 T sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions for Meatballs

  1. In a medium bowl, soak bread with 3 TBSP water ; let absorb, then break up with your hands until pasty. Add pork, chopped garlic, sriracha, salt (I used ¾ tsp kosher salt; use 1½ tsp for 4 people), and pepper. Mix to combine, then form into 1-inch balls(you should have about 10 meatballs).
  2. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, preferably nonstick, pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine ponzu, ¼ cup water (⅓ cup for 4 servings), and 1½ TBSP sugar (3 TBSP for 4 servings); set aside for the next step.
  3. Stir in ponzu mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until meatballs are coated in a syrupy glaze, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) until melted.
  4. Serve meatballs with your preferred sides( rices, mashed potatoes, etc), drizzle remaining glaze on top of the meatballs.
  5. Enjoy 🙂

*this recipe is for 2 people, make sure to double if needed!

Still hungry? Try this very easy Tonkotsu Recipe

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