Not sure what to make for dinner? These sweet and savory caramelized pork meatballs are so easy and so delicious. They have a rich, deep flavor and with only 74 calories and 7.6 g of protein per meatball, they won’t blow your diet!
If you don’t eat pork, you can easily adapt this recipe by replacing ground pork with ground beef, chicken, or turkey. And if you’re vegetarian, replace the meat with beans and brown rice.
Sweet & Savory Caramelized Pork Meatballs Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Yields: 18 meatballs
+ 1 lb (450 g) ground pork
+ 3 tbsp breadcrumbs (DIY recipe here)
+ 2 garlic cloves, minced
+ 2 tbsp sesame seeds
+ 1 tbsp sesame oil
+ 2 tbsp chives, thinly sliced
+ 1 egg, slightly beaten
+ sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
+ 1/4 cup soy sauce
+ 1/4 cup mirin
+ 2 tbsp rice vinegar
+ 3 tbsp honey
Transfer the ground pork meat to a large mixing bowl and add the breadcrumbs, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, chives, egg, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to mix everything together, then take a tablespoon of the pork-sesame mixture onto your palm and shape into meatballs.
Heat one tablespoon of sesame oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs to the pan and cook until golden. Then add the soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, and honey, mix well and cook until the sauce begins to caramelize.
Sprinkle sesame seeds and chives on top of the caramelized meatballs and serve with rice noodles or sauteed vegetables. Enjoy!
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