• Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Cooking Time: 3 hrs
  • Serves: 5 dozen

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced water chestnuts, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2/3 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup duck sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional


Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; stir in bread crumbs. Add pork; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
Transfer meatballs to a 4-qt. slow cooker. In small bowl, mix the first eight sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until meatballs are cooked through. If desired, sprinkle with green onions.

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