Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Healthy glazed meatballs recipe

Meatballs are popular with everyone in the family. These lovely healthy meatballs are cooked in a tasty Asian-style glaze and will appeal to the kids. Give them a fork and let them get to it!

Serving Size:

Serves 4




  • 500g extra lean beef
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs


  • 1/4 cup (60ml) soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) oyster sauce
  • 1/2 (125ml) cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced


Heat oven to 210°C (190°C fan-forced) and line an oven tray with baking paper.

Mix meatball ingredients together and roll 1 tablespoon of mixture for each meatball.

Place on the oven tray and bake for 10 minutes.

Place glaze ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove meatballs from the oven and pour a teaspoon of glaze over each meatball.

Continue to bake for a further 10 minutes.

Remove meatballs from the oven and toss through the remaining glaze.

Serve on a salad, steamed vegetables, rice noodles, rice or a combination of any of these.


  • Using lean mince keeps the fat and calories down.
  • Make twice as many and send meatballs along in a lunchbox the next day.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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