I used a pork/beef mixture, pan-seared the meatballs prior to slow-cooking, and added pan gravy, orange marmalade, and hot sauce to the sauce mixture. Delicious, and the ginger flavor came out even more in the leftovers the next day.
Tangy Asian Meatballs
sugarkewb Posted: 02/14/11
daradoby Posted: 12/15/10
I made this recipe for a friend who just had a baby and it was rave reviews all around, even her two-year old was enjoying them. I don't normally use ground pork, but the flavor of the meatballs was great. I think I will try again with beef, since this is what I normally have on hand. The prep was very easy and I didn't make any menu modifications. However, I had forgotten this was a slow cooker recipe when I went to make it, so I ended up pan-frying the meatballs and then adding the sauce. Turned out fantastically. Served with pork fried rice and corn.
MarniS Posted: 12/08/10
I don't have a slow cooker and I don't eat pork. I tweaked the recipe and used grass-fed beef and made in in a fry pan on the stove top. My entire family (husband, 2 1/2 year old son and myself) have enjoyed this recipe with sugar snap pea pods over brown rice twice. I have made one additional recipe and placed it in the freezer for a quick meal one night in the future. My son ate 8 1" meatballs, brown rice and peapods along with strawberries as a fruit. He couldn't get enough. Great combinations.
BlessingstoAll Posted: 12/02/10
I don't know where to begin but this recipe was horrible. No flavor and my family couldn't eat it. Ended up throwing away. Plus, 5 hours on low was WAY TOO long. The meatballs were dry and over-cooked.
dandyjams Posted: 11/16/11
This recipe was outstanding. The meatballs were cooked perfectly after about 4.5-5 hours. The sauce was delicious, very flavorful. I would definitely make this again; served it with brown rice and a Japanese vegetable mix.
megster7123 Posted: 02/17/12
This was great. Super easy to make, and the meatballs were done after 3 1/2 hours, and still moist and tender. I didn't have any ginger on hand, but next time I make it I will include it because I think it would be great in this. I served with brown rice, and mixed veggies with a little soy sauce. Definitely making this again.
ReneeHill Posted: 04/07/13
The recipe seemed promising but we found the flavor of the sauce to be too overwhelming. I won't make this again.
racquelfayall Posted: 06/05/13
These meatballs are amazing! I baked my meatballs and heated sauce in pan on stove and then combined. Perfect! Making again this weekend!
Shawna76067 Posted: 03/22/12
This was a great recipe, one of the few my whole family likes. I used pork stew bits instead of ground pork because my local store doesn't sell ground pork. I serve d this with rice and snow peas. My 2 1/2 yr old daughter hates rice and still ate it. It was full of flavor and really filling! I will make this again and again.
KristinaMS Posted: 01/15/13
This was an easy recipe! The entire family, including a 16 month old, LOVED it! My only sad news is that someone put ground veal by the ground pork.. and i just grabbed one... so.. I made mine with veal. I will say that the meatballs were ABSOLUTELY amazing and buttery. I served these on brown rice, with a side of Fresh snow peas that i quickly sauted in Unsalted butter, 2 TBS of Soy Sauce, and a TBS of the Hoisin Sauce.. It was PERFECT! We will be making this recipe for years to come! Thanks!