Grandma Chinese meatballs recipe
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Grandma Chinese Four Joy Meatballs Recipe

My grandmother's Four Joy meatballs recipe is one handed down from generations. It is believe to have originated from the Qin dynasty (221 BC to 207 BC)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: asian meatballs recipe, chinese meatballs recipe, four joy meatballs recipe



  • 1 lb ground chicken, pork or turkey
  • 2 sprig green onions, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup very finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsps cornstarch
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Stir and mix together above ingredients, then roll meatballs into bite-size balls.
  • Grease cookie sheet and arrange meatballs on sheet
    four joy chinese meatballs recipe
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until well-browned and cooked through.
  • Prepare dipping sauce of brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and fresh ginger
  • Serve with toothpicks for dipping.