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Korean BBQ Meatballs

Korean Meatballs, BBQ Style

Ground beef, baked with Asian spices and topped with a tangy soy-garlic-ginger glaze, toasted sesame seeds and green onions. Serve over rice for a nice main dish.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: BBQ, Korean, Meatballs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 430kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 green onions sliced very thinly (White parts only. Use the Green parts for garnish)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • ¾ cup Panko breadcrumbs or any plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons gochujang Korean chili paste or sriracha
  • salt & pepper to taste

Garlic-Soy-Ginger glaze

  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees.
    425 Degree Oven
  • In a large bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients and use your hands to mix.
    Korean Meatballs Mixing
  • Shape into little golf-ball and put on a parchment lined baking sheet.
    Korean Meatballs
  • Bake until golden and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Meatballs should be turned once, half way through cooking. Remove from oven when finished.
    Korean Meatballs Cooked
  • While the meatballs cook, combine glaze ingredients in small saucepan.
    Glaze for Meatballs
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes and the glaze is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and set aside until completely cooled
    Korean Meatballs Glaze Reduced
  • Turn broiler on, for final step of cooking
  • Brush cooked meatballs with cooled glaze.
    Korean Meatballs Glaze on top
  • Put baking sheet under broiler and broil glazed meatballs for 30-60 seconds
  • Remove meatballs from broiler and brush with more glaze.
    Korean Meatballs Glaze on top
  • To serve, put meatballs in a bowl of steamed rice and garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
    Korean Meatballs Finished



gochujang is Korean chili paste. Can be found in most Asian grocery stores.


Serving: 5meatballs | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 840mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g
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