These firecracker meatballs are our version of the Hello Fresh recipe and are absolutely delicious. The homemade baked meatballs are loaded with Asian flavors then served with a spicy, sweet, creamy, and savory firecracker sauce. Serve them for dinner or as an appetizer!
½ cup almond flour
2tablespoonssoy sauce, gluten-free if needed
4green onions, chopped (whites for the meatballs and greens to serve)
Sesame seeds, to serve
2tablespoonsmayonnaise, can be light
2tablespoonssour cream, can be light
1tablespoonsriracha, more to taste
1teaspoonrice vinegar, can sub apple cider vinegar
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 1 ½ inch meatballs - a medium-sized cookie scoop works great for this! Place the meatballs on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
1 lb ground beef, 1 lb ground pork, ½ cup almond flour, 2 tablespoons sriracha, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons grated ginger, 4 cloves garlic, 4 green onions
While the meatballs are in the oven, mix the firecracker sauce in a medium-sized bowl then set it aside.
When the meatballs are fully cooked, remove them from the oven, plate them, then drizzle them with the firecracker sauce and sprinkle the green onions and some sesame seeds over the top.
Firecracker meatballs make a wonderfully easy appetizer! Form the meat into small balls about ¾ inch - use a small cookie scoop for this. Bake them for 12-15 minutes then serve them speared with toothpicks and the sauce on the side to dip. For dinner, firecracker meatballs go well with roasted broccoli and some steamed basmati rice.