If you're looking for a toddler and hungry-husband approved dinner, this is it! I've had to start doubling the recipe because my kid's eat so many meatballs when I make this recipe. The homemade, from-scratch teriyaki sauce is a little cleaner than store-bought sauce and easy to make. I like to serve this with fresh Pineapple Salsa!
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Here's an easy weeknight dinner recipe that my toddlers absolutely DEVOUR (my husband and I as well)! It's always a win with the family and I've had to start doubling it to make sure everyone gets enough. These meatballs are easy to make with a from-scratch teriyaki sauce (you could skip and use bottled if you're in a pinch for time) and I love to serve with pineapple salsa for a fresh, tangy bite!
1 pound ground beef
⅓ cup panko
2 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 tablespoons sesame oil
½ teaspoon sambal oelek (optional for spice)
Preheat oven to 400 and ine a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl. combine all the meatball ingredients then form 1” meatballs, putting them on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the meatballs for 15-20 minutes then remove from the oven and add meatballs to a large bowl.
While the meatballs are baking, warm a saucepan over medium heat. Add all the teriyaki sauce ingredients and bring them to a boil.
Once the sauce is boiling, reduce to a simmer and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes or so. The sauce won’t get super thick, so don’t worry if it’s not thickening.
Pour the teriyaki sauce over the meatballs in the bowl and stir to coat. Top with sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish. Serve over rice or rice noodles!