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Chinese Meatball Sliders

These sweet and zesty little Chinese Meatball Sliders are easy, quick, and serve equally well as a family meal or a fun appetizer for a group!
Servings 12
Author Chelsia Rief


  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 12 oz ground pork
  • 2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 scallion , white and light green parts only), sliced
  • 1 tsp grated peeled ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 mini slider buns
  • Shredded romaine lettuce , for serving
  • mayonnaise for the buns (about 3 tbsp)


  1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Combine 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce and 1 tsp rice vinegar in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Combine the pork, panko, the remaining 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce, the scallion, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of black pepper in a medium bowl. With damp hands, roll the mixture into twelve 1 1/2 inch meatballs; transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Bake, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes per side. Remove from the oven and brush with reserved hoisin sauce mixture.
  3. Spread mayo on the bottom of half of each bun, then fill with some shredded lettuce and a meatball.