Korean BBQ Meatballs

Try this meatball recipe for dinner tonight
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Noodles and Comapny 

There has been growing popularity of meatballs and meatball restaurants nationwide over the past several months and experts are declaring bold, ethnic flavors as one of the biggest food trends for 2016 — namely Gochujang Sauce (pronounced Go-CHOO-jang), which they are hailing as the next Sriracha. 

Gochujang is the next, must-try sauce and Noodles & Company is the first national fast-casual restaurant concept to put it on its menu with the addition of new Korean BBQ.

Imagine flavorful meatballs tossed with a sweet and spicy Korean-style Gochujang barbeque sauce — yum! 

16
Servings
163
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1 Pound ground chicken
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Teaspoon white pepper

For the Korean BBQ sauce:

  • 1 Teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 Cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 Cups brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon gochujang paste (or to desired spice level)
  • 1 Teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • Black or white sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions

For the meatballs:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix ground chicken and beef with eggs, salt, and white pepper.

Portion and roll into 1-ounce-size balls and place on oiled sheet pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

For the Korean BBQ sauce:

Place ginger, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, gochujang paste, and red chile flakes in a pan and bring to a boil.

Wisk cornstarch and water together and add into boiling sauce, stir until thickened.

Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add in heated meatballs and toss to coat completely with the sauce.

Place glazed meatballs on a serving platter and garnish with black and white sesame seeds.

Enjoy!

 

BBQ Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

BBQ Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Protein
12g
24%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
12µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.6%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.3%
Vitamin C
0.4mg
0.6%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.1%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
23mg
2%
Fiber
0.3g
1.1%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
7µg
2%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
25mg
6%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
136mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
319mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.8%
Sodium
961mg
40%
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
12%