Chinese Meatballs Recipe

Chinese Meatballs Recipe

Ingredients :
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
6 green onions, sliced
2 pounds lean ground pork
2 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup sugar
4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
1/2 cup white vinegar

How To Make :
Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Add pork, water chestnuts and bread crumbs; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape mixture into 1-in. balls. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. pan. Bake 15 minutes.
In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, mix cornstarch and juice until smooth. Stir inremaining ingredients. Add meatballs; stir gently to coat. Cook, covered, on low for 3-4 hours or until meatballs are cooked through and sauce is thickened.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meatball mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, stirring gently and adding a little broth if necessary.

Test Kitchen tips :
Add 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce mixture for a Szechuan profile.
These meatballs and their gingery sauce are also delicious served over rice for a main dish.
Meatballs made with ground pork are lighter and more delicate than beef meatballs.

Nutrition Facts :
1 meatball: 41 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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