Asian-Style Pork Balls

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

Meatballs made with ground pork served with Asian-inspired vegetables.

Ingredients

1 pound ground pork
3 tablespoons cracker crumbs
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 -- egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
-- Dash black pepper
2 cups celery, sliced
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 -- (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 -- (8-ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained
1 -- (6-ounce) package frozen pea pods, blanched and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ground pork, cracker crumbs, onion, egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; mix well.
  2. Shape mixture into 24 balls (approximately 1 tablespoon each).
  3. Cook pork balls in large skillet until browned. Remove, and keep warm. Drain drippings.
  4. Add celery and cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce and continue cooking 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Add water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and pea pods. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 3-4 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle vegetables with 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring to combine. Return pork balls to pan and cook until mixture is heated through, stirring gently. 

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