Spicy Sriracha Meatballs

Spicy Sriracha Meatballs

This is a wonderfully flavorful meatball that is easy to make, requires little prep time, and is a sure hit for those looking for traditional Thai flavors like sriracha, lime, and ginger. Spice can be adjusted to taste.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place serrano peppers with cut sides down onto the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Step 2

    Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has charred, 5 to 8 minutes. Immediately put peppers in a heatproof bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let sit until cool enough to handle, 5 to 10 minutes. Scrape the skins off with your fingers, core and seed chile peppers. Dice peppers.
  3. Step 3

    Cut rib-eye steak into thin slices. Chop slices finely. Transfer to a bowl. Add serrano peppers, egg, panko, sriracha sauce, ginger, salt, pepper, and lime zest. Wet your hands and form mixture into ping pong-sized balls.
  4. Step 4

    Coat a saute pan with olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and sear both sides evenly, about 4 minutes. Pour in beer and soy sauce. Stir in peanut butter and reduce heat; simmer sauce until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro.