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Pork Meatballs in Sauce Recipe | Pork Chinese Style

Pork Meatballs in Sauce Recipe | Pork Chinese Style

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Beef & Lamb, Main Courses
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal


  • #Seasoning#
  • Pinch monosodium glutamate (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Shao Hsing wine or dry sherry
  • 1-inch fresh root ginger, peeled and ground
  • 2 green onions, white part only, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsps cornstarch
  • 1 lb lean pork, ground
  • 1 oz bamboo shoots, chopped
  • 2 oz dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked, drained and sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cornstarch to roll the meatballs in
  • 6 oz Chinese white cabbage, cut into 3-inch pieces or 8oz ordinary green leafy cabbage, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp cooked oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsps water
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-inch fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • cups chicken stock
  • #Sauce#
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp monosodium glutamate (optional)
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cooked oil


  • #This delicious dish is well worth the effort.# Mix seasoning ingredients together.
  • Add the pork, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and egg and mix well.
  • Shape into 15-16 even-sized balls and roll them in cornstarch. Keep aside on a dish.
  • Blanch cabbage for 1 minute in boiling water and the cooked oil. Drain the cabbage and discard the water.
  • Heat the wok and add the oil for deep frying. When quite hot deep-fry the meat balls, a few at a time for 4-5 minutes. Remove and drain. Keep warm in a large cassrole dish.
  • Mix the cornstarch with the water and set aside.
  • Reheat the wok and add a teaspoon of oil. Stir-fry the ginger and onion for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock and stir in the blended sauce ingredients. Bring to the boil and add the meat balls. Simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  • Add the cabbage, sesame oil and the blended cornstarch mixture. Stir over the heat until sauce thickens. #TIME# Preparation takes 25 minutes, cooking takes 45 minutes. #BUYING GUIDE# Dried Chinese mushrooms are available in delicatessens and Chinese supermarkets.
Keyword Pork recipes