Asian Meatballs with Sweet and Spicy Ginger Sauce #drinkTEN

I developed these Asian Meatballs with Sweet and Spicy Ginger Sauce in partnership with #CollectiveBias as part of a #shop on behalf of #drinkTEN.  Get ready to be the Queen or King of meatballs because these are going to be a favorite of your family and friends.  You can serve them as an appetizer or served with a side, as a meal.  Canada Dry TEN is added to the sauce to help amp up the ginger flavor.  The only way you can go wrong serving these is if you don’t make enough.  Seriously, double the recipe because they are going to disappear fast!

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Our twelve year old, Robbie, loves cooking.  He’s always trying to come up with new recipes or ways to make old ones better.  I love that he’s a great little sous chef!  Joe and I often try to come up with recipes we can make with him and had just recently talked about doing a weekend of meatball recipes.  We haven’t gotten that far yet but this Asian Meatballs with Sweet and Spicy Ginger Sauce was a great start.  We’ve been working on some awesome recipes that we want to test and know that Robbie loves helping mix the ingredients.  When I told him that we were going to make these he was so excited.  He asked if he could do the “meat squishing” and of course I obliged!  As an adult I really do not love “meat squishing”.  Be honest… I’m sure you don’t love mixing ground beef with your hands either.  So, if you have a little sous chef of your own around, make sure you invite them to get in on the fun.  Robbie not only mixed all of the ingredients for the meatballs but he rolled them also.  I love making these memories with him and considering he’s the youngest of six we already know that these days will fade away all too soon.

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I used Canada Dry TEN in this recipe.  I was pretty excited when I saw it in our Kroger store as I hadn’t saw it anywhere before.  Our Kroger is pretty awesome and I often find hard to find ingredients there.  I love the A&W TEN and treat myself with it every so often so I knew the Canada Dry TEN would be great as well.  It does have a slight amount of sugar in it but I don’t find that it causes an issue for me with cravings.

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If you served these as a meal I bet they would be great with cauliflower rice.  Yum!

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Asian Meatballs with Sweet and Spicy Ginger Sauce #drinkTEN


  1. 2 lbs ground beef
  2. 1/4 cup almond flour
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  5. 2 Tbsp sriracha
  6. 2 tsp ginger
  7. 1 tsp garlic powder
  8. 4 diced green onions
  9. 3 Tbsp olive oil
  10. Sauce
  11. 1 cup chicken broth
  12. 2 tsp garlic powder
  13. 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  14. 6 tsp soy sauce
  15. 1 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  16. 1 cup Canada Dry TEN ginger ale
  17. 1 Tbsp Chili garlic sauce
  18. 1 tsp ginger


  1. Add all meatball ingredients together, except oil, in a bowl and mix well to incorporate all ingredients. This works best if you use your hands.
  2. Form into golf ball size meatballs. Should make approximately 30.
  3. Add oil to a cast iron pan and heat to medium/high.
  4. Fry meatballs until brown on all sides and cooked through.
  5. For the sauce:
  6. Add garlic powder, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, xanthan gum, ginger and chili garlic sauce to a small sauce pan and whisk well until blended.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and whisk to incorporate.
  8. Heat sauce on medium until simmering. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve over meatballs.
  10. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

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About Tammy Northrup

Mother of five sons and one daughter, grandmother to two spunky girls and five of the sweetest boys ever, wife to a mostly amazing man .. okay he's all amazing most of the time, blogger, food lover and onion hater.


  1. What a great, creative recipe and a beautiful presentation! This will be on the menu at my house soon! Renee's Kitchen Adventures recently posted...Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Coffee CakeMy Profile
  2. These look so good! I have to try them soon. The dry ginger ale sounds like a great addition to the sauce. Mary Ellen recently posted...Sweet and Sour ShrimpMy Profile
  3. Ginger ale is a great addition to an Asian flavored dish! I try to mix meat with a spoon because I do not like getting it on my hands either! Is Robbie for hire ;) Sandra Shaffer recently posted...Rocky Road CakeMy Profile
    • So funny Sandra! My husband has a big issue with it and has a really hard time with it. I don't love it but will do it. Imagine my excitement when Robbie expressed how much he loved doing it! haha
  4. Tammy! I love these and I really love that you used almond meal instead of bread crumbs in your meatballs :) Sauce sounds delicious and guess what? We drink the Canada Dry Ten here! Shelby recently posted...Creamy Chicken RiggiesMy Profile
  5. Oh wow! These look delicious! I have to say I do love a good traditional Italian meatball, but every once in a while you have to do something different. The flavors in these meatballs sound amazing. :) Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama recently posted...Creating a College Foodie Care Package for my Favorite Niece Using #AmazonWishListMy Profile
  6. I love recipes that use soda as an ingredient! They are just fun! And this one looks totally delicious too! Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! recently posted...Mom’s Refrigerator CakeMy Profile
  7. This sounds fantastic, Tammy. I am so addicted to ginger and using it in a sauce is a fave of mine for sure! I miss those days when my daughter was home and helping in the kitchen. That time goes by so quickly. I love those memories and always look forward to when she's home and back in the kitchen with me. Marion@Life Tastes Good recently posted...Chimichurri Braised Beef Short RibsMy Profile
  8. Such a great use of Canada Dry! I think I will just go on ahead and double the recipe! These look great. Rachael recently posted...Sunkist TEN Kickin’ Orange ChickenMy Profile
  9. Thank you so much for the lovely recipe.
  10. I love cooking with my kids! I'll bet my kids would enjoy squishing and rolling the meatballs too. #client Thien-Kim recently posted...I Miss Hosting Dinner PartiesMy Profile

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