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Healthy Teriyaki Meatballs

yield: 12 servingsprep time: 15 minscook time: 15 mins
Dairy Free


These easy teriyaki meatballs are loaded with beef, veggies, and flavor! High in protein and fiber, and finished with a sticky, sugar-free teriyaki glaze that is the perfect combination of savory and sweet. Perfect for meal prep!



  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 rib celery
  • 3-4 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Teriyaki glaze

  • 120ml mirin
  • 120ml cooking sake
  • 120ml light soy sauce
  • 100g monk fruit erythritol sweetener
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F and prepare a nonstick baking tray.
  2. Put celery, carrot and onion in a food processor and process until very fine. Alternatively, you can just finely chop them using a knife.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients for the meatballs and mix well until combined. If the mixture looks too wet, add more panko crumbs, 1 tbsp at a time.
  4. Take 1 large spoonful of mixture and roll into a ball (around the size of a golf ball) using your hands. Transfer to baking tray. Repeat until all the mixture is used up.
  5. Bake meatballs for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. While the meatballs are baking, make your glaze by combining all ingredients for the glaze in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2-3 minutes in 30 second intervals, stirring every pause, until the mixture thickens, and let it cool. It will continue to thicken as it cools down.
  7. Remove meatballs from oven. Pour teriyaki glaze over them and toss gently to coat evenly.
  8. Serve immediately with steamed rice or vegetables. Enjoy!


  • Not a fan of beef? Ground chicken, turkey or pork will also work well.
  • Feel free to substitute monkfruit erythritol sweetener with any other sweetener of choice.
  • If you don’t have panko crumbs, you can substitute with breadcrumbs.

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