sweet & saucy Cambodian style meatballs | superman cooks

Sweet & Saucy Cambodian Style Meatballs

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 18-20 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Cambodian


A robust and flavorful meatball that has a sweet element followed by subtle heat



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 C finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 C panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang sauce
  • 1/2 C mayonnaise
  • 1/2 C chili sauce
  • 1/2 C sweetened coconut
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 C chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, green pepper, bread crumb, egg and garlic powder. Form into golf ball size meatballs.
  3. Place in large non-stick sauté pan and cook on burner set to medium/high. Turn often until brown.
  4. Transfer to oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Remove meatballs from pan and discard grease.
  6. Return meatballs to pan and in a medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients in sauce and mix. Add mixture to sauté pan and add 1/2 C water and simmer for 15-20 minutes until sauce has thickened to resemble a spaghetti sauce.
  7. Serve on a sandwich or over a bed of rice, garnish with coconut and cilantro.

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