Vietnamese Meatballs

These Vietnamese Pork Meatballs are loaded with flavor! They are made with fresh mint, cilantro, fish sauce, ginger and garlic then baked until golden brown!

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These Vietnamese Pork Meatballs are loaded with flavor! I mix ground pork with tons of fresh herbs, spices, grated ginger and garlic. The meatballs are then baked until golden brown then served with an amazing sweet and tangy sauce. I love serving these meatballs over rice to soak up the extra sauce!

Baking these meatballs save so much time! Instead of cooking them in batches on the stove I can bake them all at once in the oven.

How to make Vietnamese Meatballs

These meatballs could not be easier! There may seem like a lot of ingredients for these meatballs however this is how they get tons of flavor!

  • Make meatballs: Start by combining the ground pork, soy sauce, eggs, panko breadcrumbs, herbs, ginger, garlic and spices in a large bowl. Using your hands mix until well combined. Roll into golf ball size meatballs (I got around 20 meatballs).
  • Make the sauce: This sauce is the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and tangy. To make the sauce simply mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl, set aside until you are ready to serve.
  • Bake: Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400°F degrees for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Serve: Immediately with the sauce drizzled on top and green onions for garnish, if desired.

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Tips

  • Do not over mix: I combine the ingredients with my hands just until it’s combined. That’s it. The more you mix and handle the meatballs the tougher they will be.
  • Wet your hands: When you portion out the meatballs they tend to get a little sticky. I recommend wetting your hands with water before you start rolling out your meatballs. This keeps the meat from sticking on your hands and helps to form a perfectly round meatball. You can also use a cookie scoop if you prefer to scoop out the meatballs.
  • Use other meats: I really like making this the traditional way with pork. However you can substitute ground chicken, beef or turkey for the pork in this recipe.

Storage, Freezing and Reheating

  • Store: Leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze: I recommend freezing the unbaked or baked meatballs in the freezer (seperate from the sauce) for up to 3 months! When you are ready to eat thaw the meatballs and cook them in the warmed sauce.
  • Reheat: To warm up leftovers simply add the meatballs to a crockpot and warm up on low heat with the sauce. Or heat them up in a saucepan on the stove until warmed through.

What to serve with these Vietnamese Meatballs

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Vietnamese Meatballs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

These Vietnamese Pork Meatballs are loaded with flavor! They are made with fresh mint, cilantro, fish sauce, ginger and garlic then baked until golden brown!

Ingredients

Vietnamese Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 onion, small dice
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon five spice
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • green onions for garnish, if desired

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons asian chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teasoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

Vietnamese Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl add all of the meatball ingredients except for the green onions.
  • Using your hands mix until well combined. Roll into golf ball size meatballs (I got around 20 meatballs). 
  • Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Serve with the sauce drizzled on top and green onions for garnish, if desired.

Sauce

  • Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl, set aside until you are ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 1876mg82%
Potassium 437mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Vietnamese Pork Meatballs

 

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