Delicious and Flavorful Marvelous Mongolian Meatballs Recipe

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Delicious and Flavorful Marvelous Mongolian Meatballs Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on January 03, 2024

These marvelous Mongolian meatballs are savory and packed with a unique blend of flavors. Made with a combination of ground beef, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce, these meatballs are then coated in a sticky and tangy sauce made from brown sugar, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. Serve them over steamed jasmine rice or enjoy them as an appetizer. This recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and friends, and it's perfect for any occasion!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Cooking oil, for frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, garlic, ginger, and green onions. Mix until well combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  3. Heat cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. In batches, fry the meatballs until browned on all sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, water, and cornstarch. Stir well to dissolve the cornstarch.
  6. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  7. Add the cooked meatballs to the skillet and toss to coat them in the sauce.
  8. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  9. Serve the marvelous Mongolian meatballs over steamed jasmine rice or as an appetizer. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Mongolian cuisine is known for its simple yet flavorful dishes, often combining meat with various spices and sauces.
  • Traditionally, Mongolian meatballs are made with a combination of ground lamb and beef, but this recipe uses only ground beef for convenience.
  • The use of ginger and garlic in Mongolian cuisine is believed to have medicinal properties and is often used for its health benefits.