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saucy mongolian meatballs

Mongolian Meatballs Recipe

Mongolian Meatballs are sticky and sweet with a little bit of spicy zing in every bite. Perfect for dinner or as an appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Mongolian Meatballs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 681kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 3/4 cup Panko or plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirim
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Mongolian sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chili powder


  • Sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion finely sliced



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all of the meatball ingredients until well-combined.
  • Spoon the meat mixture with a one tablespoon cookie scoop, shape it into balls, and arrange onto 2 large baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.


  • Place a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add all the sauce ingredients to the pan and stir until well blended. Bring to a simmer and continue cooking until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes.


  • When meatballs have finished cooking, add half of them into the pan with the sauce and gently coat each meatball in the sauce.
  • Transfer the glazed meatballs to a serving dish and repeat with the remaining ones.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions, and serve with toothpicks or mini forks.


Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 1592mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 5mg