Teriyaki Meatballs

12 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 91% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

My mother made these in the 1960's and my wife got the recipe from her. We have them at least a couple times a year.


-- Meatballs --
1/4 cup Soya sauce
3 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt
1/4 cup Water
1 teaspoon Onion; minced
1/2 teaspoon Ginger
1 lb Ground beef
2 cups Bread crumbs
-- Sauce --
1 cup Brown sugar
1 1/2 cups Water
1/4 teaspoon Ginger
16 oz Catsup
1/3 cup Vinegar
Salt & pepper; to taste
2 tblspoons Soya sauce

Original recipe makes 6 Servings




Mix ingredients for sauce and set aside.


Mix all ingredients except beef and crumbs. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Place the beef in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Put the crumbs in the well and pour Soya mixture over crumbs. Blend beef and crumb mixture.

Shape into balls and brown in oil.

Place the browned meat balls in an oven safe baking dish pour the sauce over them and bake at 300 F. for one hour

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Not a review as I haven't tried them yet but can't too. My question is, is soya sauce the same as soy sauce?
lisagauthiermiller 1y ago
Soya sauce and soy sauce are the same (just different names). - Elizabeth Schneider 8m ago

I just made these for supper and they are excellent. I also omitted the sugar from the meatballs. I also took the water out and added an egg in it's place. I baked mine in the oven for 30 minutes, drained the grease, added the sauce and baked for another 30 minutes. I'll be making these again for sure.
susieq_64 2y ago

Other than the pain-in-the-butt experience of making my own bread crumbs, this was fantastically easy. This was one of the better meals I've made in weeks. Pineapple would be an easy sauce addition. Great with pasta, rice, or spuds.. I made mine just large enough to take 3 bites each.
DaniBaht 2y ago

Tasty! I added no sugar to meat mix and cut brown sugar to 3/4 cup as previously suggested. Added 2 tsp of dried parsley flakes and 1 tsp of dried mustard to the meat mix. Let both liquid mixs set in frig overnight to meld, before making meatballs the next day.
Porpo83 3y ago

Really really tasty, the whole family devoured them
sharireland 3y ago

These are really easy and delicious.y husband loves to take the leftovers to work. I don't put sugar in the meatballs. I put about 3/4 cup of sugar in the sauce only.
Eoshizawa 4y ago

One of the best meatballs I have ever made or tasted.
Jmsloan4 5y ago

But it is on my to cook list
georgeross 7y ago

lwtirado 7y ago

Very tasty - I'm not used to my husband looking for leftovers! Next time I might cut back on the sugars -just for the sake of using less, but it is so good the way it is.
tucsonjen 8y ago

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