Teriyaki Meatballs - a perfect quick and tasty family meal for satisfying those take-away cravings.
Some of my best creations come from those last minute meals where you throw together a few ingredients for a quick meal for the family and these Teriyaki Meatballs being one of those types of meals, did not disappoint.
I used ground beef for this recipe, as it is what I had to use, but you could actually use ground chicken or turkey too.
It's such a super quick and easy meal to make, just combine the ground beef with some seasoning to make the meatballs and place on a baking tray to getting baking in the oven while you make a start on the sweet sticky Teriyaki Sauce.
I like to bake the meatballs to lightly brown them as it means they keep their nice round shape and get an even cooking, compared to browning them in a frying pan.
I recently invested in some different sized Nordic Ware Baking trays. I always had cheaper non stick ones before, but picked up a Nordic ware baking tray at my local Homesense and year or so ago and it tends to always be the one I grab, so when my cheaper baking trays needed replacing, I knew exactly which ones I wanted to upgrade to. They also make muffin trays and various cake tins, so I am going to slowly work at upgraded all of my old bakeware.
For what to serve these Teriyaki Meatballs with, is totally up to you. Every week a bag of stir-fry mix or broccoli slaw goes in my cart, as I know there will be a night when I need some speed vegetables in a hurry, and they literally are as quick as you can get. I just spray oil a pan over a medium-high heat, dump in the bag and stir-fry for a few minutes, Just adding a little seasoning or salt and black pepper or a dash of soy sauce for some flavour.
Served with some steam white jasmine rice these Teriyaki Meatballs were perfect. The family loved them and gave them a huge thumbs up.
They would also pair up really well with some noodles, or for a really great fakeaway meal, this delicious Egg Fried Rice.
You could even enjoy these Teriyaki Meatballs on a Slimming World SP day, but serving with some stir fried speed veggies or this yummy Roasted Cauliflower Rice.
Traditionally Teriyaki is a Japanese dish and is usually grilled meats combined with a sauce made of soy, sake and a few other ingredients. I have kept the ingredients pretty simple, so you don't have to worry about hard to find in ingredients while at the same time it still has the yummy flavours you expect of a teriyaki style dish.
Teriyaki is a common meal to find at mall food courts all around North America and is usually my main choice if I am stuck for something to choose, as it often comes served with veggies and steamed rice which is pretty good as far as Slimming World goes, so it's just the sauce and oil used that needs synning. Beats a high synned burger and fries any day.
If you are gluten-free, you'll be please to know you can still make this dish by using a gluten-free soy sauce like Tamari or a completely soy free alternative is Coconut Aminos (slighter sweeter in taste, but still gives that Asian style flavour to foods)
If you love fakeaway dishes like these Teriyaki Meatballs - don't forget to check out all my other Fakeaway Recipes, which has some amazing ones to choose from, like:
- Quick Hoisin Beef Noodle Stir Fry
- Chicken Chop Suey
- Syn Free Chinese Chicken Curry
- Syn Free Big Mac and Fries Fakeaway
- Low Syn Chinese Salt and Pepper Chicken
- Low Syn Best Ever Chicken Korma
- Best Ever Low Syn Fish and Chips Fakeaway Night
- Syn Free Chip Shop Curry Sauce
- Hoisin Chicken
as well as the above to choose from you will also find over 500+ delicious Slimming World recipes in my FULL RECIPE INDEX
What kitchen items do I need to make these delicious Teriyaki Meatballs?
- Non Stick Frying Pan
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- Kitchen Scales
- Mixing Bowl
- Chopping Board
- Baking Tray
- Parchment Paper
- Wooden Spoon
- 1lb/455g of extra lean ground beef ( or use ground chicken or turkey)
- pinch of salt and black pepper
- 3 tbs of soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- 120ml of water
- 1 tbs of brown sugar (or honey) - 2.5 syns
- ½ tbs of cornstarch (or arrowroot or tapioca starch) - 1
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp of grated fresh ginger
- 2-3 spring onions, finely sliced
- sesame seeds to garnish
- spray oil
- Preheat oven to 220c (425f)
- In a bowl season the ground beef with a little salt and black pepper
- Form into 15 meatballs
- Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Spray over the top with spray oil
- Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
- When meatballs are almost done, soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic, sugar and starch to a bowl and mix to combine.
- Add the sauce to a frying pan over a medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until it starts to bubble and reduce down and thicken.
- Drop in the meatballs to the pan and continue to simmer until the sauce coats the meatballs in a delicious sauce and the meatballs are cooked through.
- Scatter with the chopped spring onions and a teeny pinch of sesame seeds.
I just add a tiny pinch of sesame seeds so the syns are negligible in 1 serving, Don't go overboard!!
Nutritional information is an estimate and is to be used for informational purposes only.
Ingredients can vary greatly from brand to brand and therefore it would be impossible to give accurate information. Also, double check syn values of sinned ingredients as different brands can vary.
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Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 228Total Fat 6.2gSaturated Fat 2.7gCholesterol 80mgSodium 999mgCarbohydrates 10.7gFiber 0.6gSugar 4.9gProtein 33.5g