Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs
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Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs

These Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs are a delicious treat made with either chicken or pork and full of Asian flavors 🙂

Cooked on the Traeger, or any pellet grill, makes them even tastier with the kiss of wood fired flavor.

These could easily be a meal or served as an appetizer.

I set set out dipping sauces such as yum yum sauce, hoisin sauce, and sriracha mayo.

Might I even suggest serving with Asian noodles, kind of like a twist on spaghetti and meatballs?!

meatball ingredients

How to Make Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs

First put a pound of ground chicken or pork in a bowl.

Then add 1/2 cup panko, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/3 cup sliced green onions, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and ginger paste, a tablespoon garlic paste and sesame seeds, an egg, kosher salt, and pepper.

meatballs before mixing

Mix it together gently with your hands in the bowl until it’s evenly combined.

meatball mixture before forming the meatballs

And form them into 8 large meatballs.

They will be delicate, but will firm up as they cook on the Traeger.

meatballs on a tray before cooking

Sprinkle more sesame seeds over top and head out to cook these babies!

adding sesame seeds over top

Preheat the Traeger or your pellet grill to 225 degrees, and if you have the super smoke setting turn that on.

Use your hands to gently place them right on the grill grate.

meatballs on the Traeger before cooking

Let them cook at 225 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Then crank the heat to 400 degrees for 10 to 15 more minutes.

close up of meatball on Traeger

Check to make sure the internal temperature is above 165 degrees.

Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs
Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs

Serve Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs with yum yum sauce, hoisin sauce, or sriracha mayo for dipping!

They are so tender and still moist in the center.

I loved mine with the yum yum the best.

Or serve on a slider bun or over Asian noodles 🙂

Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs
Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs

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Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs

Cheri Renee
Traeger Sesame Ginger Meatballs can be made with ground chicken or ground pork, a delicious and flavorful meatball cooked on the Traeger
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 8 meatballs
Calories 97 kcal

Equipment

  • Traeger/Pellet Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken or ground pork
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 Tbsps soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsps ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds (plus more to sprinkle over the meatballs)
  • 1 egg
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • Optional: yum yum sauce, sriracha mayo, hoisin sauce for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Put the ground chicken or pork, panko, carrots, green onions, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, egg, kosher salt, and pepper in a bowl. Gently fold and combine with your hands until evenly mixed.
  • Form into 8 meatballs and place on a baking sheet or tray. The meatballs will be delicate which is normal. Sprinkle more sesame seeds over top.
    Note: These meatballs are pretty large, if you prefer smaller meatballs form 10 to 12.
  • Preheat the Traeger/ pellet grill to 225 degrees, if you have the super smoke setting, turn that on. Place the meatballs on the grill grate. I had the best luck just using my hands to carefully transfer them from the tray to the grill.
  • Cook at 225 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn the Traeger up to 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • Serve the meatballs with dipping sauces of choice such as yum yum sauce, sriracha mayo, and/or hoisin sauce.
Keyword Chicken, Ginger, Meatball, Pork, Sesame, Smoked, Traeger