Sriracha Meatballs

10 Meatballs71 cals

Spice up your meatball cravings with these high protein Sriracha Meatballs! This healthy meal prep recipe goes great with almost anything, is low in carbs, and packed with just enough kick.

Add into a large mixing bowl 1 beaten extra large whole egg, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 3 cloves of garlic or 1 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic, 1/2 chopped up yellow onion, 1/3 cup of bread crumbs, and 2 tablespoons of chili sauce.

Mix all of those ingredients together until everything is incorporated.

Add in 1 pound of either lean ground beef or turkey and mix that in. I use my (washed!) hand to speed this step up and went with 96/4 lean meat today.

Take out a baking sheet, optionally line it or coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and shape your Sriracha meatballs onto it. However big or small you want your balls is completely up to you.

Put your meatballs into the oven on 375F/190C for around 10-12 minutes, flip them over, and cook them for an additional 10-12 minutes.

Remember that the size of balls may change your cooking time so make sure to keep an eye on them!

Remove your Sriracha meatballs from the oven and eat them as is or with your favorite carb and/or vegetables. I’m eating mine with some quinoa and a fajita blend vegetable mix today. Let us know some of your favorite ways to eat these in the comments below.

Ready for dessert? How about some Pumpkin Protein Brownies!?

Sriracha Meatballs Recipe

Sriracha Meatballs

The best high protein spicy meatball recipe is here! These Sriracha Meatballs are packed with just enough kick and great for meal prep.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, meatballs, spicy meatballs, sriracha
Servings: 10 Meatballs
Calories: 71kcal
Cost: $4

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  • 1 Pound Ground Beef - Lean (or Ground Turkey)
  • 1 Extra Large Whole Egg
  • ½ Yellow Onion - Chopped
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ¾ Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Cloves Garlic - or 1 ½ Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • Cup Bread Crumbs - Whole Wheat
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Sauce - Sriracha


  • Chop up your Yellow Onion
  • Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl
  • Shape your mix into meatballs
  • Put your meatballs onto a baking sheet coated with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Bake them on 375F/190C for 10-12 minutes
  • Turn them over and bake for another 10-12 minutes



Calories in the whole recipe with 96/4 Ground Beef:
  • Calories: 707
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 1545mg
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 99g


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.6g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 2.3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 154.5mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.8g


  1. Nikky on February 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Can I just recommend pre browning the onions. It helps develop the favor. Will try recipe when I get a chance. 🙂

  2. Vivian on November 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Do you know roughly how many meatballs this recipe makes?
    And would oats work as a substitute for the bread crumbs?

  3. Steven de Groot on February 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Made them, and they taste delicious!
    I use them as a healthy snack, a great way to avoid bad food when i’m hungry.
    They fit perfect in my low carb diet!

  4. Gabe on January 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I am using pork rinds as the bread because I am doing low carb. Hoping it turns out well.

  5. Bri on May 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Have you ever tried using Quinoa or Cous Cous in meatballs instead of bread crumbs? It is delicious and they turnout extra juicy!

    • Derek Howes on May 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Hi Bri! I’ve done quinoa before (loved it) but never cous cous! I’ll have to give that a shot.

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