Sesame Grilled Meatballs Recipe

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Sesame Grilled Meatballs Recipe
Sesame Grilled Meatballs
Steve Sanders

Sesame Grilled Meatballs

So I’m sitting here one day working on this book and I think to myself, why couldn’t you do meatballs on a grill? And guess what —  turns out you can, and they’re way easy, way fun, and way good. Who knew?

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Deliver Ingredients


  • About ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce
  • 32 small meatballs, about a pound (the fully cooked frozen kind), defrosted*
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 32 small bamboo skewers, approximately 6 inches
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions


Preheat the grill to medium-high. Mix the hoisin and chili sauce together; set aside.

Brush the meatballs with the oil, scatter them on the grill and cook until fully warmed through and starting to brown, with grill markings.

Remove the meatballs from the grill and skewer each. Put on serving plates, top with some green onions, and serve with the hoisin mix for dipping.

Sesame Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Sesame Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

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