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Korean BBQ meatballs over white rice with a spoon.

Korean BBQ Meatballs

Teri & Jenny
Delicious meatballs with the sweet and savory flavors of Korean BBQ. Served over a bed of rice these Korean BBQ Meatballs make a delicious dinner, and re-heat really well for a quick weeknight leftover dinner!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 26 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine korean
Servings 6
Calories 282 kcal


garlic-soy glaze

  • ½ cup (low sodium) soy sauce
  • 2 ½ tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger

bbq marinade

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin optional
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ small Asian pear, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¼ yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced plus more for garnish


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste

to serve

  • toasted sesame seeds, for serving
  • steamed white or brown rice, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Place all glaze ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside until completely cooled and thickened.
  • Place all marinade ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • In a mixing bowl, pour marinade ingredients over ground beef and lightly season with salt and pepper. Mix everything together until evenly combined.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Roll beef mixture into 24 even sized balls and place onto prepared baking sheet, ½ inch apart.
  • Bake meatballs for 12 to 15 minutes or until just cooked through.
  • Remove meatballs from oven and brush each one with cooled glaze.
  • Place baking sheet until broiler and broil glazed meatballs for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Remove meatballs from broiler and brush with more glaze.
  • Pile meatballs over a platter of steamed rice and finish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.


  • Makes ~24 meatballs


Serving: 1servingCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 15gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 1140mgPotassium: 294mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
Keyword korean meatballs
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