This is a picture of a young man with passion! Way to go Matt, and congratulations on your idea of spritzing with broth. I think that was an OUTSTANDING idea which made your meatballs not only juicy but full of flavor, too.
By the way, I am glad to know of another person who likes 5 spice powder. I love it, and think it can be used to improve many rubs. Don't tell anyone, but I toss in a dash in my scrambled eggs!
Keep up the cooking, buddy!
(Got to give you points for the 5 spice too