Chinese Meatballs with Napa Cabbage Recipe

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Submitted by terrypink

Makes 4 servings



Pork meatballs are a popular dish from Southern China. In most Chinese restaurants, the meatballs are cooked in a traditional Chinese clay pot. At home, the same delicious dish can be prepared without the clay pot. The meatballs are best served with it?s own sauce over boiled rice.

Recipe Ingredients for Chinese Meatballs With Napa Cabbage

1 pound ground pork
2 pounds Napa cabbage
3 tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
2 tablespoons rice wine or cooking sherry wine
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1/5 tomato
1/5 pound dried shrimp

Seasoning for the meatballs:
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root
1 scallion, including the green top
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Recipe Directions for Chinese Meatballs With Napa Cabbage

  1. Preparation:

  2. Peel and finely grate the ginger root. Wash and trim the green onion, finely chop. In a bowl, combine the ground pork with the seasoning ingredients. Mix together thoroughly and set aside. Wash and trim the ends of cabbage. Cut the cabbage lengthwise in half then into quarters. Cut crosswise into 1- inch pieces. Dissolve cornstarch into water in a small bowl and set aside. Roll approximately 4 tablespoons of the seasoned ground pork into 2 inch round meatballs. Makes 8 meatballs.

  3. To Cook:

  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the meatballs on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. In a large pot, add the cabbage, soy sauce, wine, sesame oil and sugar. Cover and cook the cabbage over medium high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. Add the baked meatballs into the pot and toss with cabbage. Turn heat up to medium, cover the pot and cook for another 5 minutes. Push meatballs and cabbage toward the sides of the pot. Add dissolved cornstarch to the liquid in center of the pot. Stir for a few seconds, until the sauce has slightly thickened. Mix well with the cabbage and meatballs.

Categories

Pork, First Course, Main Dish, Chinese, Slow Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 415.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
291
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
127mg
42%
Sodium
1747mg
73%
Potassium
1154mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
15.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
6.8g
Protein
39.2g
Vitamin A 205% Vitamin C 173%
Calcium 26% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Very high in sodium
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