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Lean Meatballs with Teriyaki Sauce

Try these lean and clean meatballs with the Asian flavors you love.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Kid-Friendly
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 267kcal


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce lite or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 slices wheat bread sides sliced away
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 green onion chopped


  • In a small bowl, prepare the teriyaki sauce by putting together the soy sauce, honey, and mirin. Mix well until the honey has completely melted. Set aside. In a second bowl, another small one, soak the bread in milk. When the bread has absorbed the milk, lightly squeeze out the milk and drain.
  • In a third bowl, a larger one, mix the beef, egg, salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, sesame oil, onions, and the soaked bread. Mix with the hands until the mixture becomes compact.
  • Make little balls with the meat. In a non-stick skillet, over medium heat, in a saucepan with the olive oil (leave a tablespoon for later use), brown the meatballs. Over medium heat, in another saucepan with the remaining olive oil, transfer the meatballs. Add the teriyaki sauce and cook for about 3 minutes. Season with the remaining pepper.
  • Garnish with the green onions and the remaining sesame seeds.


Serving: 4meatballs | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 322mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8