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Asian-Style Pork Balls

No recipe image available.Meatballs with an Asian twist. Serve as a meal with fried rice and fresh fruit salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground pork
3 tablespoons cracker crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper to taste
2 cups sliced celery
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
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

Cooking Directions:

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

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 379 calories Protein 23 grams Fat 23 grams Sodium 778 milligrams Cholesterol 151 milligrams.

Recipe provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.