Sriracha sweet and spicy meatballs


October 26, 2018

Good ole meatballs but with a fresh kick of spicy sriracha flavours, coated in a sweet and sticky sauce.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings



1 kg ground beef mince

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 med onion, finely chopped

1 tsp smoked chilli flakes

1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 egg

Freshly ground salt and black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil


1/2 cup barbeque sauce

1 cup sriracha

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup honey

1 lime, Zest and juice

1 tsp Food Lovers smoked paprika

1 spring onion, finely sliced to garnish

Micro herbs for garnishing


1Place the ground beef, garlic, onion, chilli flakes, thyme, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper into a large bowl and using your hands, mix all the ingredients together.

2Roll the mixture into small -medium sized balls. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat and cook the meatballs in batches, for about 10 minutes, making sure to brown them on all sides.

3Remove them from the pan and set them aside.

4Add the sriracha, barbeque sauce, sugar, honey, smoked paprika, lime zest and juice to the same pan and stir.

5Allow this to cook for about 3-5 minutes over a moderate heat.

6Add the meatballs and cook for a further 3 minutes, making sure the meatballs are well coated with sauce. Remove the pan from the heat.

7Arrange the meatballs in a serving dish and pour the sauce over them.

8Garnish with the finely sliced spring onion and micro herbs.

9Serve hot or cold alongside other finger food for a entertaining and kuier snack.

These sweet and sticky meatballs can be prepared beforehand and just tide your guests over dinner time. Bite-sizes snack, that kids will love too. Great for around the fire or watching the game. Serve alongside with fresh bread, vegetable sticks and dips.

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