Oriental pork balls in hoisin broth

Oriental pork balls in hoisin broth

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Low in calories and cheap to make, these Chinese flavoured meatballs are served in a clear and nourishing broth with plenty of veg

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal366
  • fat14g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre4g
  • protein32g
  • salt2.5g
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Ingredients

  • 500g pack lean pork mince
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 225g can water chestnut, drained, half finely chopped, half sliced
    Water chestnuts

    Water chestnuts

    war-ta chest-nutz

    An ingredient with a very unusual, utterly reliable crunch and

  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, shredded
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 large carrots, shaved into strips with a potato peeler
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 8 Chinese leaves, thick part sliced, leaves shredded
  • 300g pack beansprout
    Beansprouts

    Beansprouts

    been sp-rowts

    Widely seen as a major, somehow magic, ingredient, beansprouts

  • bunch spring onions, cut into lengths, plus a few tops chopped to serve
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

Method

  1. Tip the mince into a bowl with the soy, cornflour, five-spice, chopped water chestnuts and some black pepper. Work everything together, then shape into 12 meatballs.

  2. Pour the stock into a wide, deep pan and stir in the hoisin and ginger. Add the meatballs, then cover and poach for 5 mins. Drop in the carrots, Chinese leaves, beansprouts, spring onions and sliced chestnuts, then put on the lid and simmer for 5 mins. Ladle into bowls, then serve scattered with spring onion tops.

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emalou72
20th Aug, 2015
Lovely recipe, couldn't find Chinese leaves and added sliced mushrooms to the broth but it was still really tasty and quick to make.
koolk_2009
9th Apr, 2015
3.8
Really easy recipe, meatballs are delicious! Added tofu for my daughter which was also lovely.
Crouton11
22nd Feb, 2015
5.05
A great recipe. If it's not a contradiction in terms, it's both filling and light. By which I mean that it's not at all stodgy, but is very satisfying.
unconformity
24th Jan, 2015
5.05
Love this recipe, made it three times this month. Easy, healthy and delicious
OvO
14th Nov, 2014
Delicious. Was very pleasantly surprised by how much we all enjoyed this. I browned the meatballs first as they look much nicer but apart from that followed the recipe to the letter.
Crouton11
19th Oct, 2014
5.05
Made this for the first time today, and it went down very well. I followed the recipe pretty much to the letter, but in future, now I know how successful it is, I will experiment. It's really tasty and filling, but with the added bonus of being healthy.
bethocallaghan
30th Apr, 2012
5.05
added some chillies at the end for some extra bite
pammiejay
12th Apr, 2012
5.05
I also added straight to wok noodles which made this a hefty portion for 4. Very tasty, feels like its healthy and definitely one to make again and again. I used a 195g jar of Sharwoods Hoisin and Spring Onion sauce and didn't brown the meatballs, just popped them straight in.
jocjoc
29th Mar, 2012
5.05
I browned the meatballs first and served with egg noodles. Really delicious.
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