25 Minute Teriyaki Meatballs

Teriyaki beef meatballs. Easy to make dinner recipe.

Alright, let’s be real for a second. We’ve all had those days when the thought of cooking dinner feels about as appealing as filing your taxes. You’re tired, there are 3 loads of laundry that need to be folded, you want to watch the latest episode of Next Level Chef, and honestly, you just want something tasty without the hassle. Well fam, this is exactly where these 25 Minute Teriyaki Meatballs come in to save the day.

Why These Teriyaki Meatballs Are Your New Best Friend

Imagine this: savory meatballs, a sticky-sweet teriyaki sauce, all coming together faster than you can decide on what to binge-watch next. Sounds pretty cool, right? That’s because it is. You don’t need a ton of ingredients or any crazy culinary skills to get this dish on the table, which is why it’s about to become your go-to for those “ugh, cooking” nights.

What You’ll Need

  • Ground beef
  • Whisked egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Seasonings
  • Teriyaki sauce or similar Asian flavor

Lets Cook Meatballs

Kick things off by preheating your oven. Mix up your meatball ingredients and shape them into little balls of joy. Pop them in the oven, and you’re halfway there. Baking them means less fuss and more time to do whatever else. Fold that laundry orrrr start the episode of your fave show. I won’t tell.

Once your meatballs are baked to perfection, toss them in the sauce until they’re gloriously coated. The result? A dish that’s going to have you patting yourself on the back for your excellent life choices.

What To Serve With Teriyaki Meatballs

I’ll be 100% transparent with you. I have been known to eat these directly off the sheet pan. I also keep them on hand for whenever I want a quick protein-heavy snack. But as far as serving the meatballs as a meal, you can go classic with some steamed rice and veggies or a quick stir fry, or get creative and tuck these meatballs into a sandwich, throw them on a salad, or even skewer them for a fun appetizer. The possibilities are endless!

Why These Teriyaki Meatballs Rock

Here’s the best part: not only are these meatballs dangerously tasty… they’re also foolproof. Forgot to buy green onions? Skip ‘em. Not a fan of ginger? Leave it out. Feel like making your sauce from scratch? Slay. This recipe is all about making it work for you and making your life easier. Plus, it’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s seriously satisfying.

So, the next time you’re staring into the sad abyss of your fridge, remember that you saved these teriyaki meatballs to your Pinterest board and you’re just 25 minutes away from landing on your happy dinner plate. They’re a little bit of comfort, tons of juicy flavor, and a whole lot of “heck yes, I didn’t spend money on takeout.” Give them a try – your future hangry self will thank you.

Teriyaki beef meatballs. Easy to make dinner recipe.

25 Minute Teriyaki Meatballs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian


  • 1 lb. beef I used 85/15
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp. panko/bread crumbs
  • 3-4 Tbsp. teriyaki-style sauce I use Kinders Japanese BBQ


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat lightly with olive oil spray.
  • Stir ingredients together in a bowl. Form into balls and place on the baking sheet. Drizzle with teriyaki sauce.
  • Bake 10 minutes, flip and drizzle more sauce. Bake 10 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!
Keyword asian, baked meatballs, beef, beef dinner, beef meatballs, easy dinner, high protein, meatballs, sweet and spicy, teriyaki

Easy beef dinner idea - meatballs in a teriyaki marinade.


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