Asian Sesame Meatballs

Goodness gracious, great balls of meat! (That sounded less wrong in my head?) I’m half Asian, so, it only makes sense that I’m a fan of any & all Asian flavors, and these meatballs are fla-vor-FLAAAV. (I planned on typing fla-vor-FUL! I just could not pass up that opportunity to give a nod to Ye’ Olde Clock-Bearer.)

These Asian-sesame ground pork meatballs are moist & flavorful and taste great with some fresh veggies. Not to mention they’re SUPER easy to make. You could even add shiitake mushrooms, celery, bell pepper, garam masala, ground coriander & honey if you’d like. Just as mushrooms lend the perfect flavor to homemade marinara sauce, shiitakes lend the perfect flavor to Asian dishes. Almost any Asian-flavored meal tastes better with a little shiit (ake) in it.

The possibilities are endless! Meatballs are virtually foolproof. Now… Go try them! If you don’t, one can only assume that you hate Asians. Now, why would you want to do that? :'( Stomp all over my soul, why don’t ya!


Asian Sesame Meatballs
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 carrots, finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions/scallions, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tbsp GF tamari soy sauce (not paleo) OR coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, plus extra for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated/minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated/minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Gently, but, thoroughly mix all ingredients together and roll into desired-size meatballs.
  3. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes.


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