5 August 2013

Pork Meatballs with Sesame Seeds and Sweet Chilli Stir-Fry.

This one here is a bit of a cheat recipe to be honest, as it calls for a lot of ready ingredients. But it’s a nice, simple alternative to the usual chicken-and-vegetable stir-fry I tend to make so often out of sheer laziness. And there’s nothing wrong with a bit of a culinary cheat every now and then ;) In fact without them Jamie Oliver would be out of a job tomorrow.


  • 500g pork mince (I bought pork chops and minced them at home - that way you can be sure of the quality)
  • 3 onions, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Dark soy sauce, about 3 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds (about 5-6 tbsp)
  • sunflower oil (for frying)
  • a pack of stir fry vegetable mix of your liking
  • about 300g of egg noodles
  • sweet chilli sauce

  1. Gloss the onions on low heat in a little bit of oil and let them cool down to room temperature. Mix them together with the mince, garlic, egg, 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce and 1 tbsp of sesame seeds.
  2. Once it's all mixed together quite well, form about 20-ish meatballs. Place the remaining sesame seeds on a plate and roll the meatballs around to coat them.
  3. Fry the meatballs in a pan with a bit of oil on high heat for a couple of minutes just to brown them on the outside, then turn the heat down to medium and fry them for about 15 minutes, turning regularly.
  4. Now onto the rest - you can use the same frying pan, just take the meatballs off it and top up the oil a bit if needed, remembering to keep the meatballs warm. Place the stir fry mix in the pan and add the remaining 2 tbsp of soy sauce, plus a good dollop of the sweet chilli sauce, according to your liking. I added about 100g, give or take. If youe have any leftover sesame seeds, chuck them in there as well. Fry for about 5 minutes or until your stir fry vegetables soften a bit.
  5. Mix in the noodles and fry for another 2-3 minutes. And that's your stir-fry done! All you need to do now is serve it with the meatballs and enjoy! :)

N.B. I found that there were slightly too many meatballs for me, so I simply froze the leftover ones for next time.

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