MEAT BALLS with Two Dipping Sauces

It's really good and easy to fix. You can add different vegetables if you want to. Also rice can be substituted for the noodles. They can be served alone as an appetizer with the sauces.

Preparation time: about 30 minutes
Cooking time: about 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: Depends on whether served as a meal or appetizer.

Dietary guidance: d 

Tags: appetizer ยท


Meat Balls:
1 1/2 lbs lean ground pork (can use ground turkey or a mixture of ground meats)
2 packages Ramen noodles (Chicken, pork and/or chili flavor--can mix these)
2 tbs. teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
4 cloves finely chopped/minced garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
Chicken broth

Wasabi Mayonnaise:
1 cup mayonnaise
4 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons wasabi paste

Ginger Soy Sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
Red pepper flakes to taste


Mix crushed noodles with the pork, sauce, garlic, and onion along with the flavor packets. Do not add any salt because both the flavor packets and soy sauce have lots of salt already in them. Roll into golf ball sized balls and drop into boiling chicken broth. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes; then bake in 450-degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes.

Cook some oriental rice noodles in the remaining chicken broth. Drain it and add cooked snow peas and bean sprouts on top of the noodles and then put the meatballs on top. Add La Choy noodles (the crunchy ones that come in a can), and then serve teriyaki sauce, garlic-chili hot sauce, sweet and sour sauce and hot Chinese mustard on the side to put on top of the meatballs. The two dipping sauces on this recipe can also be served. Both are very good.

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