RECIPE: Sesame-Garlic Meatballs with a Sweet + Spicy Korean BBQ Glaze

Get you a man who can cook.

No, but seriously, having a chef for a husband is freakin amazing.

Why? Oh you know…I casually mentioned that I wanted to have some kind of Korean BBQ sauce to go with this meal, and HE WHIPPED THIS UP FROM SCRATCH.

Keep in mind: he literally winged it. He was all like, “ya we need this this this and this, dash of this, and ta-da! Korean BBQ Glaze.”

It’s unreal. Like, I’ve never been so impressed by this dude before. Side note: He’s obviously extra talented and super hot, so if you’d like to follow his antics on social media, you can find him on Instagram @theprimalfooddude.

The glaze is semi-sweet with a tangy kick at the very end – not too spicy! Absolutely phenom.

We tossed some Sesame-Garlic Meatballs in the glaze, added some rice, radishes, avocado, shredded cabbage and bok choy, turning this into a Korean BBQ bowl.

But, this glaze would also be awesome on wings, steak and chicken.



For the meatballs:

-1 lb. ground beef

-1 egg

-1 tbsp coconut flour

-1 tsp coconut aminos

-1 tsp sesame oil

-1 tsp salt

-1 tsp pepper

-1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

For the Glaze:

-1 tbsp Primal Kitchen Ketchup

-1 tbsp Sriracha

-1 tbsp rice vinegar

-1 tbsp sesame oil

-2 tbsp coconut aminos

-3 tbsp honey

-1/2 tsp salt

-2 tbsp chopped green onions

Optional Garnish – sesame seeds


Step 1: Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet, over med-high heat.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for meatballs. Roll into 1.5″ balls.

Step 3: Add balls to skillet. Cook until balls are browned on the outside, about 2-3 minutes each side.

Step 4: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together glaze ingredients.

Step 5: Once balls are cooked, add to bowl with glaze. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.

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