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Tropical teriyaki mango and apple meatballs

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A taste of tropical paradise

Try these mango madness meatballs with a quick and easy homemade teriyaki sauce for your next dinner.

A taste of tropical paradise

Get away from it all with these tropical meatballs made in their very own homemade teriyaki sauce. I like to make these with a combination of ground pork and ground beef, but the good news is that you can use whatever ground meat you have on hand. These yummies not only make for a delicious main dish but also a tasty appetizer. If you want to heat things up, try adding some extra red pepper flakes for a spicy version.

Teriyaki mango and apple meatballs recipe

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For the teriyaki sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced

For the meatballs

  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons light-color sesame seeds (for garnish)


For the teriyaki sauce

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Set aside for a moment.

For the meatballs

  1. In a medium-size bowl, add the ground pork, ground beef, apple, mango, red onion, garlic powder, pepper, red pepper flakes, salt and breadcrumbs.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, and roll into meatballs about the size of a golf ball.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium heat, and add the olive oil.
  4. Add the meatballs to the skillet. When the sides of the meatballs start to brown, turn them to brown on all sides.
  5. Continue to brown the sides of the meatballs until they are thoroughly cooked.
  6. Add the teriyaki sauce, and coat all sides of the meatballs in the sauce.
  7. Garnish the meatballs with sesame seeds, and serve over rice or alone as an appetizer.
A taste of tropical paradise

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