Japanese Meatballs in Sweet Soy Sauce (Niku Dango)

50 mins (prep 30, cooking 20)
12 ingredients
16-20 servings
The full name for this is 'niku-dango no amakara-ni'. This appetiser/side dish is very simple to make. The presentation is lovely since the sauce acts also as a glaze...and its sweet coating makes these meatballs a kid-pleaser too! For fans of Asian street food these meatballs can be presented 'yakitori-style' by putting them on wooden skewers, with 4-5 balls on each skewer.

Categories:  side-dish , <-60-mins , comfort-food , taste~mood , japanese , appetizer , low-carb , low-in... , time-to-make , asian , easy , kid-friendly , pork , meat , inexpensive ,
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Serving Size (19.99 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 22.74 Calories from Fat 3.87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.43g 10.66%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 4.92%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 5.01mg 3.34%
Total Carbohydrate 3.8g 20.29%
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g 25.43%
Sugars 1.22 g %
Protein 0.3g 9.72%
Vitamin A 1150.53IU% Vitamin C 0.64mg%
Calcium 3.48mg% Iron 0.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground pork, pinch salt, beaten egg, light soy sauce