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Baked Teriyaki Meatballs with Roasted Broccoli

June 22, 2024

Two sheet pans, a small pot, and a sharp knife is all you need to take weeknight dinner to new heights with this meatball recipe full of fresh ginger, garlic, scallions and homemade teriyaki sauce.


homemade baked teriyaki meatballs with roasted broccoli on a plate, drizzled with teriyaki sauce

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The Favorite Teriyaki Meatballs

We love this easy pork meatball recipe for so many reasons—it comes together quickly, it’s really budget-friendly, and it makes plenty because we all love leftovers. Lots of seasonings—think fresh ginger, garlic and scallions—and a drizzle of Homemade Teriyaki Sauce make them absolutely irresistible. Make a fresh pot of White Rice to serve on the side, and dinner is ready! For more meatball recipe ideas, check out our favorite Meatball Recipes!

Baked Meatballs on a baking sheet made with ground pork, eggs, ginger, garlic breadcrumbs, green onions, and salt

Ingredients You’ll Need For These Easy Baked Teriyaki Meatballs

  • Fresh ginger

  • Garlic

  • Green onions

  • Honey

  • Soy sauce

  • Chili paste

  • Lime

  • Eggs

  • Panko breadcrumbs

  • Salt

  • Olive oil

  • Broccoli

  • Ground pork. If you love cooking with ground pork, be sure to also try our Cold Thai Noodle Salad or our Dan Dan Noodles!

spoon drizzling homemade teriyaki sauce over baked meatballs on a plate with roasted broccoli

How To Make Teriyaki Meatballs

  • Mix the meatballs using your hands or a stand mixer. If you use a stand mixer, be careful not to overmix the pork meatball mixture—a light touch is key!

  • Portion the meatballs. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to measure out the seasoned ground pork and roll the meatballs.

  • Bake the meatballs + broccoli. Put the meatballs and the broccoli on the baking sheets and place in the oven.

  • Make the homemade teriyaki sauce by giving soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, chili paste and lime juice a quick simmer in a small saucepan.

  • Serve! Once the sauce has cooled and thickened a bit, pour it over the meatballs and roasted broccoli and serve.

homemade baked teriyaki meatballs being served with roasted broccoli on a plate and drizzled with homemade teriyaki sauce
homemade baked teriyaki meatballs being served with roasted broccoli on a plate and drizzled with homemade teriyaki sauce

How to Store Leftover Meatballs + Tips

  • Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to three months.

  • Use leftovers to make an easy meatball sandwich!

  • Make in advance! If you’re short on time you can make the sauce and meatballs a day ahead. Transfer the sauce to an airtight container and cover the sheet of raw meatballs with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook.

  • Use fatty meat: Using fatty meat will produce a more tender meatball. We chose ground pork for our teriyaki meatballs.

  • Dip your hands in water: use a bowl of water to wet your hands as you roll the meatballs. This is key to creating a smooth and uniform meatball.

  • If you’re short on time, you can make these teriyaki meatballs with store-bought sauce.

homemade baked teriyaki meatballs with roasted broccoli on a plate, drizzled with teriyaki sauce

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Baked Teriyaki Meatballs with Roasted Broccoli

  • Serves: 6
  • Yields: 35 Meatballs
  • Prep Time:  20 min
  • Cook Time:  25 min


Meatballs & Broccoli

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, divided
  • 1 pound broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoon chili paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F with racks in the upper third and lower third positions. Grease a large rimmed sheet pan.

  2. Make the meatballs and broccoli. In a large bowl, combine the pork, eggs, ginger, garlic, panko, green onions, and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Mix well, then with wet hands, form meatballs (about 2 tablespoons each) and place on the prepared sheet pan. You should have about 35 meatballs. Place the broccoli on a second rimmed baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt. Roast, swapping rack positions half way through, until meatballs are cooked through and broccoli is tender, 20-25 minutes.

  3. Make the teriyaki sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, 1/2 cup water, honey, garlic, ginger, chili paste, and lime juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened and foamy, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  4. Divide the meatballs and broccoli between 6 plates. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and broccoli and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories626
  • Protein36 g
  • Carbohydrates36 g
  • Total Fat38 g
  • Dietary Fiber3 g
  • Cholesterol232 mg
  • sodium2311 mg
  • Total Sugars18 g

Baked Teriyaki Meatballs with Roasted Broccoli

Questions & Reviews

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  • Katie

    What kind of chili paste do you recommend for this recipe?

    Look for Sambal Oelek chili paste! A few different brands make it now. Hope you enjoy katie!

  • Evelyn

    Hi! How long can these be frozen for?

    About 6 months.

  • Suzanne

    Can these meatballs be frozen if wrapped well?


  • Mandisa

    I know this was posted so long ago so you might not see this - but would it be possible to replace the 2 lbs of ground pork (which I LOVE) with 1 lb ground pork + 1 lb ground turkey?

    You bet!! That sounds delicious!! Let us know how it turns out!

  • disqus_obuRZU0iiS

    silly questions, but what is the point of the breadcrumbs in this case? and rotate the pan as in switching sides? and what chili paste would you recommend? thank you!

    We add breadcrumbs to soak up the liquid that would otherwise be lost to the sheet pan while the meatballs cook. It yields a moister meatball on a sheet pan IMHO. The meatballs and broccoli bake on 2 baking sheets that go in the oven at the same time. What we mean by rotate, is to switch the pans (top to the bottom and bottom to the top) half way through cooking. Our favorite chili past is Sambal Oelek.

  • Matt

    These were absolutely delicious, tender, and moist. They tasted just like the filling to my favorite take-out place's steamed pork dumplings. The teriyaki sauce tastes just like their dipping sauce too! Because of the similarity, my family dipped the meatballs in the sauce rather than pouring on top.
    I might even try making these into actual dumplings next time; then I'll never have to order take out again.

    Thanks Matt, we are so happy you loved it! Isn't it the best when you can recreate your favorite take out at home?!

  • Margaret

    Another winner from the MP team! My family loves all your recipes and you've inspired "Meatball Mondays" for our weekly meal planning. Thank you so much! PS: the cookbook is awesome; I use it all the time.

    Thanks Margaret, that is so great to hear! How fun that you do meatball mondays, love that!!

  • Kristin


    Thanks Kristin!

  • Andrea

    Full disclosure I don’t like meatballs. But the pictures on this post just looked too good. I’ve made these three times now and I love them! My kids and husband are big fans too! Crowd pleaser for sure!

    Yay!!! Im glad they won you over!! : )