Grilled Blended Meatballs with Sweet Teriyaki Glaze

Grilled Blended Meatballs with Sweet Teriyaki Glaze

Grilled blended meatballs with sweet teriyaki glaze is a  tasty blend of veal and mushrooms, coated with a sweet teriyaki glaze grilled to perfection.

Recipe and Photo by Jess Pryles

Nutritional Information Per Serving

310
Calories

32g
Protein

9g
Fat

3.5g
Saturated Fat

1040mg
Sodium

24g
Carbohydrates

115mg
Cholesterol

less than 1g
Fiber

15g
Sugar

30% DV
Vitamin D

4% DV
Calcium

15% DV
Iron

15% DV
Potassium

Prep Time:
1.5 hours

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Total Time:
1 hr. 45 minutes

Serves:
12-14 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Portabella mushrooms
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1-pound ground veal
  • ½ cup reduced sodium Teriyaki sauce or marinade
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place the mushrooms, green onions and garlic into a blender or food processor, and blend until finely chopped.
  2. In a bowl, combine the mushroom mixture with bread crumbs and veal, and mix lightly until blended. Do not overwork the meat. Take 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and gently form into a ball. Repeat until all the meatballs have been formed. Place meatballs in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to set.
  3. Place the Teriyaki sauce and honey into a small saucepan and set over a low flame. Cook until the mixture has reduced by half and formed a thick glaze.
  4. Heat the grill to 400-450 degrees Fahrenheit on one side and to low on the other side.
  5. Place the meatballs on the hot side of the grill for 3-4 minutes until a crust has formed and the meatball releases easily from the grate. Turn the meatball over and cook for 3-4 minutes on the opposite side. If necessary, repeat until a golden crust has formed.
  6. Once the meatballs are seared, move them onto the cool side of the grill to finish cooking. Brush with 2-3 coats of teriyaki glaze.
  7. Meatballs are done and safe to eat when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.