Vietnamese Meatballs with Chili Sauce Recipe

Vietnamese Meatballs with Chili Sauce Recipe

How To Make Vietnamese-Style Meatballs with Chili Sauce

Each bite of these Vietnamese meatballs is packed with umami from the refreshing herbs! It is served alongside a spicy sauce for a more tasteful meal.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



For Meatballs:

  • 2large eggs
  • 3tbspfish sauce
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,finely grated
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,crushed
  • ¼cupscallion,finely chopped
  • 2tsplime zest
  • 3tbspfresh cilantro leaves,chopped, plus more for serving
  • 3tbspfresh mint,chopped, plus more for serving
  • ¾lb85% lean ground beef
  • ¾lbground pork
  • 1cuppanko
  • ½cupunsalted peanuts,chopped, for serving

For Sauce:

  • 2tbspAsian chili sauce,such as Sambal Oelek, or Asian chili garlic sauce
  • ¼cupsoy sauce
  • 2tbspfish sauce
  • ¼cuplime juice
  • ¼cupsugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and set an oven rack in the middle position.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, scallions, lime zest, cilantro, and mint. Whisk to combine. Add the beef, pork, and panko.

  2. Using your hands, mix until evenly combined. Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized balls and arrange on an unlined baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping once with a metal spatula halfway through the cooking time, until the meatballs are browned and cooked through.


  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Be sure the sugar is completely dissolved and not stuck to the bottom of the bowl. Taste and add more chili sauce if desired.

  2. Serve the meatballs drizzled with the sauce and sprinkled with scallions, cilantro, mint, and peanuts. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 455.82kcal
  • Fat: 28.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.49g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.66g
  • Fiber: 2.25g
  • Sugar: 10.80g
  • Protein: 28.38g
  • Cholesterol: 141.38mg
  • Sodium: 1949.12mg
  • Calcium: 80.55mg
  • Potassium: 598.18mg
  • Iron: 3.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 42.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.94mg
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