March 16, 2020
Pork Dumpling Meatballs
Hangry Pork Dumpling Meatballs

I absolutely LOVE pork dumplings. However, sadly my husband can’t eat them. So, I came up with these pork dumpling meatballs that are gluten free and Brandon-friendly!

The best thing about them is that they are very easy to make and the whole dish comes together in less than 45 minutes. They’re perfect for a weeknight meal. A little tip: when I make meatballs I always make 2 pounds of ground meat worth. That way we can eat them for two nights! I love me some leftovers. This recipe makes about 24 one inch meatballs, so they’re perfect for a two-nighter.

If meal prepping is your thing, this is a great dish to prep for lunches. It has the perfect balance of vegetables, protein, and hearty grains. I like to serve mine with jasmine rice, but feel free to swap it out for brown rice or quinoa.

I will also say, that one of my students, who is from China, inspired this dish and I was honored when he asked for the recipe. You really never know who and when you are going to make a difference.

I also want to note that if you do not eat pork, this are great with ground chicken, as well!

Hangry Pork Dumpling Meatballs 2

Pork Dumpling Meatballs

The perfect meal to make when you love pork dumplings, but can't have the gluten!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Gluten Free, Meatballs, Pork, Pork Dumplings, Sheet Pan
Servings: 6
Author: Jessie Woodward


  • 2 lb Ground Pork
  • 4 Green Onions Chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1" Chunk of Ginger Minced
  • tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • Cup Teriyaki Sauce
  • 2 tbls Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbls Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbls Sesame Oil
  • 1 Package Frozen Mixed Stir Fry Vegetables* Thawed
  • tbls Sesame Seeds


  • Mix the first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Roll into 24 one inch balls and place on a prepared sheet pan
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 450°
  • Meanwhile, add the remaining ingredients, except for the vegetables, to a sauce pan and let it simmer so that it reduces, thickens, and becomes sticky
  • Toss the balls and thawed veggies in the sauce and let the veggies warm through.
  • Top with sesame seeds and serve!


*I know, I know, a bag of frozen veggies just isn’t like me… but it’s easy making this a perfect weeknight meal. Feeling spunky?! Chop up some veggies and saute before adding to the sauce and meatballs.