There are practical packed lunches. And then there are proper healthy packed lunches. This, is the latter. Teriyaki Meatballs in a box!
Do you pack your lunch to work or school? I do! in fact, I pack for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and sometime in between. I’m glad I have a carpool buddy (yes, my husband is my carpool buddy), but I can’t stand sitting in the car for 1.5-2 hours each way every day. And I don’t like getting late dinner so I’ve been packing up everything from breakfast to dinner so we can enjoy it on our way home. It’s tricky… and I don’t suggest that one; but it is better than munching junk food or having late dinner.
Packing your lunch box for work is a great way to keep control of the grocery budget as well as what’s in your food. For those of you who don’t know – Bento is pretty much the Japanese version of fast food in practical lunchboxes. It always gets me excited about having a healthy lunch. I’ve always loved bento, though I wish I could do it in a more creative way like most Japanese moms do. They’re always sharing pictures of their amazing creations. In case you are wondering what they look like, I am saving those pictures here. So neat and creative, I must say.
Today I am sharing a delicious teriyaki meatball recipe that is perfect for your bento box (or any lunch!) at The Inspired Home site. This recipe is so easy to make and you only need few kitchen gadgets to make these meatballs. I promise you’ll win any lunch time rivalry once you taste these!
- For the Meatballs:
- 1 lb ground pork + 1 lb ground beef
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 green onion, finely chopped
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, cut into smaller pieces
- 6 medium garlic cloves
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp white pepper
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- ¼ cup vegetable oil, for frying
- Toasted sesame seeds, for serving
For the Teriyaki Sauce:
- ½ cup tamari sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp minced ginger
- ¼ cup dry sake
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- Click here to get the step-by-step instruction.