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Asian Pork Meatballs


This is a really good cheat which works brilliantly and is perfect for a quick meal during lockdown. Normally I make my meatballs from scratch, but I wanted to create something super simple so I thought I’d experiment with shop bought. All cooked in one pan and budget friendly, it’s absolutely one to try.


Serves 4


600-700g pork meatballs

1 red onion - finely chopped

4 cloves garlic - crushed

3 teaspoons grated ginger

250g pak choi - quartered lengthways

Lime - cut into wedges

1 chilli - sliced

1 tablespoons sesame seeds - optional

2 spring onions - finely chopped



4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons mirin or 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil



Cook the meatballs in a large pan until add almost cooked through then set aside. Add onion to the same pan and cook until soft. Add ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Return the meatballs to the pan and stir through the sauce. Nestle in the pak choi and cover with a lid or foil and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds, chilli, spring onions and lime wedges. Serve with rice or noodles.

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