Honey Ginger Asian Meatballs

These Honey Ginger Asian Meatballs are bursting with Asian-inspired flavor. They’re sweet, they’re savory and they’re the perfect takeout fakeout when you’re craving Chinese food! These meatballs are gluten free & dairy free, quick to prep, and are a healthy meal you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes.

paleo honey ginger asian meatballs

Meatballs are one of the most versatile and well loved foods in our house! Whenever I make any kind of meatballs, I like to make A LOT.

Batch cooking is an essential time-saving hack! One, because we have a family of six and eat a ton of food. And two, because if you’re going to spend the time in the kitchen rolling up meatballs by hand, you might as well make enough for another meal or two…or three!

If you’re not going to eat all of them right away, they freeze great in an airtight container for at least 2 months. 

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make This Asian Meatball Recipe?

Here’s what you’ll need for the meatballs:

  • Ground Beef
  • Eggs. Helps bind the beef together.
  • Coconut Aminos. A soy-free alternative to soy sauce. Be sure to use coconut aminos and not liquid aminos.
  • Pantry Staples. Garlic powder, ground ginger and salt & pepper to taste.

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • Coconut Aminos
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Sesame Oil
  • Fresh Garlic Clove
  • Ground Ginger
  • Honey
  • Tapioca Flour mixed with water for thickening the sauce.

Optional Garnishes because they make the meal look extra fancy!

  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds

These Honey Ginger Meatballs are not only delicious, but they’re perfect for meal prep lunches or feeding a crowd. You can make a batch the night before serving because they reheat really well. Keep these meatballs on the smaller size, serve with cute little sticks and you have yourself the perfect appetizer.

If you love these meatballs, be sure to check out these other family favorites!

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How Do I Make These Honey Ginger Asian Meatballs?

This is an easy comfort meal that you can have on the table in just about 30 minutes!

Get started with this recipe by mixing all of the meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Shape them into small balls then bake! To save time, prepare your sides and the simple Asian-style sauce while the meatballs are baking.

What Can I Serve These Meatballs With?

You can enjoy these saucy chinese meatballs on their own, or serve over gluten-free ramen noodles, rice/cauliflower rice, quinoa or over a bed of crunchy lettuce. Add in some steamed veggies and your meal is complete.

Let’s Eat!

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Honey Ginger Asian Meatballs

These Honey Ginger Asian Meatballs are bursting with restaurant inspired flavor. They're sweet, they're savory, and they're the perfect takeout fakeout when you're craving Chinese food! Gluten Free, Grain Free & Dairy Free
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Inspired, gluten-free
Keyword: asian, chinese food, ginger, honey, meatballs
Servings: 25 Approx



  • 2 lbs Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper or to taste

Honey Ginger Asian Sauce

  • 2/3 cup Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Tapioca Flour or Arrowroot
  • 4 tbsp Water

Optional Granishes

  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Mix meatball ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Then roll into balls.
  • You can either pan fry first in a little oil and then continue baking in the oven, or place directly on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  • While meatballs are cooking, mix together sauce ingredients in a large skillet. Heat to simmering. Lower heat and continue stirring until the sauce is thickened.
  • Add cooked meatballs to the sauce and stir to coat. Keep heat on low/warm until ready to serve, or serve immediately.
  • Serve meatballs & sauce over noodles, rice/cauli rice, quinoa or crunchy lettuce.

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  1. 2 stars
    This turned out sooooooo salty that we could not even eat it. My lips were tingling.

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  3. I have almond flour on hand, can I use that instead?

    • I have never used almond flour to thicken a sauce, but you can try! I would suggest cornstarch to replace the tapioca flour, or a GF all purpose flour would work also, just wouldn’t be grain free anymore.

  4. 5 stars
    This is one of our go to quick easy meals! We always have the ingredients on hand and everyone likes them, even the picky kids!

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe!! Made it for dinner last night, served over brown rice + millet ramen noodles with a side of peas. Making it again for dinner tonight as well it was so good!

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely fantastic. The perfect meal to take care of those Chinese food cravings. My whole family enjoyed it and we will definitely be making again.

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