Kung Pao Meatballs

kung pao meatballs

kung pao meatballs

I have a love hate relationship with meatballs. The Hubster loves them and I love to hate them. And, well, there was really no in between on that one. Until we started eating red meat on a more regular basis and needed to add some variety into our burger only repertoire.

I’m happy to reportย that I’ve been able to find a few meatball recipes that I like, including these Kung Pao Meatballs.

The Hubster loves them.

I love them.

And The Babe? She freakin’ loves them too.

So the next time you’re looking for a way to switch things up and get your roll on, I implore you toย make these Kung Pao Meatballs.

kung pao meatballs

Yields 12-18

Recipe: Kung Pao Meatballs

Get your roll on with these unbelievably good Kung Pao Meatballs. Pair them with a little steamed rice and your favorite veggies and you've got one helluva good meal.

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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    For the meatballs:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbs dried minced onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko (breadcrumbs or cooked quinoa)
  • 1 tbs sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbs sriracha
  • 2 tbs honey
  • For garnish:
  • 2 tbs chopped green onions
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 400ยฐF.
  2. Mix beef through garlic in a large mixing bowl and combine with hands until all ingredients have been incorporated.
  3. Roll into balls and transfer to a baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes, or no longer pink inside.
  4. While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the sauce.
  5. Combine soy sauce or tamari through honey in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  6. Pour over meatballs, garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Allergen Information

Dairy free, wheat free*, gluten free*, and corn free. The wheat free and gluten free status of this recipe is dependent upon the use of cooked quinoa in place of the panko/breadcrumbs.


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Emily Levenson is a meditation encourager, mama, and Pittsburgh enthusiast. She recently launched a podcast called Nourish + Flourish and is a co-pilot at Propelle.

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