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Asian Pork Meatballs

Quick and easy - the perfect midweek dinner
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Australian
Keyword Asian pork meatballs, Beansprout Salad, hidden sea wine, pork meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 967kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • baking tray
  • tongs
  • wooden spoon
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring/weighing utensils
  • saucepan or rice maker

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 600 g pork mince
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 spring onion chopped

Sauce

  • 5 tbsp Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 100 ml rice vinegar
  • 100 ml mirin

Salad

  • 250 g beansprouts
  • 1 red chili sliced at angle
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 handful coriander
  • 2 tbsp peanuts chopped
  • 1 spring onion sliced at angle
  • 4 tbsp crispy shallots
  • 100 g snow peas
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Other

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions

Salad

  • Cut the red chilli and snow peas into thin slices, toss all the salad ingredients together and set aside until needed

Meatballs

  • Chop the spring onions finely and mix all the ingredients together
  • Form the pork mince into 16 equal sized meatballs
  • Start to cook rice according to packet – I use a rice maker in the microwave which takes 13 minutes
  • Pan fry the meatballs on medium-high heat with oil for 2-3 minutes until browned, remove and place on a baking tray in the oven and cook at 180c for 8 minutes
  • In the pan you fried the meatballs add the sesame oil
  • Cook garlic, ginger, Asian garlic chilli sauce and honey for 1 minute
  • Add mirin & rice vinegar and cook for a further minute – set aside until meatballs are cooked
  • Add cooked meatballs back into sauce and cook for 1 minute until sauce thickens slightly, coats meatballs in the sauce and serve

Notes

Tips/Tricks

  • you can substitute red onion instead of spring onion within the meatballs
  • use pork mince with a higher fat content for moister and juicier meatballs
  • meatballs can be rolled in advance so if you have a few minutes before work in the AM feel free to make them then.  Best do the salad as fresh as possible!
  • if you like your dish very saucy then up the quantities of the sauce and cook for a minute or two longer to help thicken

Nutrition

Calories: 967kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 844mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 529IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 4mg