Days of Clean Eating: Korean Meatballs

Korean Meatball Recipe

The following are the ingredients needed to make Korean meatball recipe. You will need to prepare these items before cooking your meatball.

Ingredients Needed To Make A Korean Meatball Recipe:

1 pound ground beef (beef or pork) – you can use chicken instead, but it won’t taste like the real thing!

2 eggs – one large egg and two small ones.

3/4 cup breadcrumbs (or flour)

1 teaspoon salt – add more if necessary.

Directions For Making A Korean Meatball Recipe:

Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together until they are well mixed. If there is any lumps, just squeeze them out first. Step 2: Roll into a ball and place it in a greased bowl or plastic bag. Step 3: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

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Step 4: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5: Once the meatball is chilled, take it out from the refrigerator and cut it into bite size pieces. You don’t want too much meat inside because then it’ll get soggy when you cook it later on.

Step 6: Place all the meat pieces in a metal pan and put it in the oven. Cook for about 20 minutes or until they turn brownish. Step 7: Serve with hot sauce if you like.

You can also double or even triple the amount of meatball you make for this recipe. The more you make, the less likely they will go bad. You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to three days.

The Best Of Korean Food Recipes: Sweet And Sour Meatball And Rice

The sweet and sour meatball and rice is a fusion recipe that brings together two of the most popular types of food in the east. The sweet element in this case comes from the addition of brown sugar and pineapple. The sour element is contributed by apple cider vinegar.

The best part of sweet and sour meatball and rice?

This delicious meal is really easy to make. The total cooking time is only 30 minutes and the preparation time is less than 10 minutes, making this one of the fastest recipes you can make. You can enjoy the sweet and sour meatball over a bed of fluffy white rice. The ingredients used are easy to get a hold of, too. In fact, you probably already have most of them in your kitchen right now! The only thing you might have to get is the meat. Instead of using ground beef, you can substitute it for ground pork or even ground chicken. The basic sweet and sour meatball and rice recipe is listed below.

The sweet and sour meatball and rice recipe has a lot of wiggle room, too! There are so many things you can do to change this recipe up. For example, you can use apple juice instead of apple cider vinegar. Or, you can use pineapple tidbits instead of the whole pineapple.

What’s great about this recipe is you can make it your own and enjoy a delicious meal in no time at all.

Sweet And Sour Meatball Recipe Tips

There are many variations to sweet and sour meatball and rices. Here are some tips to help you make this recipe even better!

The meat. Instead of ground beef, you can use ground pork or even ground chicken. If you do not want to use pineapple, you can use apple juice instead of the apple cider vinegar and orange juice instead of the pineapple juice. You can also add bell pepper to the dish for added flavor and texture.

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You can also add 1 tbsp of maple syrup to the sauce for extra sweetness.

The Serving Sizes. This recipe will yield 4 servings. If you are cooking for two or three people, just half all the ingredients listed. For four people, just double the amount of meat, rice and vegetables you put in.

The Meat To Rice Ratio. You can alter how much meat you want in your sweet and sour meatball and rice. For every cup of rice, you will need at least one pound of meat (500 grams).

Step 1: The Marinade


1 tsp salt

1 tsp white pepper

2 tbsp honey

1 egg white

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500 g ground beef


Whisk together the honey, egg white, 1 tsp salt and 1tsp white pepper in a large bowl. Add the ground beef and mix it well with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 2 hours.

Step 2: The Sauce


1 cup apple cider vinegar

3 tbsp granulated sugar

2 tbsp ketchup

3 tbsp water

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

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1 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic, crushed


While the meat is marinating, combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a medium-sized pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. Boil the sauce until it becomes slightly thick, about 5 minutes.

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