Pork-Beef Meatballs in Asian Sauce

Pork-Beef Meatballs in Asian Sauce

Get ready for exotic meatballs in an Asian sauce with coconut milk, ginger, and tomatoes.


  • Fresh basil – 24 g
  • Cinnamon – a pinch
  • Black pepper – a pinch
  • Red chili pepper – 3 pieces
  • Fresh ginger – 30 g
  • Butter – 20 g
  • Potato starch – 2 tablespoons
  • Sunflower oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Soy sauce – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Shallot – 1 piece
  • Basmati rice – 100 g
  • Fresh coriander – 22 g
  • Canned diced tomatoes – 400 g
  • Coconut milk – 400 ml
  • Garlic clove – 5 pieces
  • Ground pork-beef meat – 750 g
  • Grainy cayenne pepper – 1 tablespoon


Put the ground meat in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of grainy cayenne pepper, crush 2 garlic cloves with a press and add to the meat. Season with a pinch of cinnamon, add 2 tablespoons of potato starch. Chop the basil and add it to the meat.

Cut the hot chili pepper lengthwise, remove the seeds, cut into strips, then into small cubes. Add to the meat. Season with pepper and salt, then knead by hand. Pour a little sunflower oil onto a plate, rub it with your hand, and shape the meat into meatballs. Sprinkle them with the remaining potato starch and roll them again. Heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a frying pan, add butter. Once the butter melts, add the meatballs to the pan. Cut one shallot into half-moons. Crush 3 garlic cloves, set aside with the shallot. Grate fresh ginger onto the garlic and shallot.

Fry the meatballs for a while, turn them over; they should be browned on the outside. Transfer to a plate. In the same wok (or a deep frying pan), heat 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil.

Cook the rice according to the package instructions, covered. Cut 2 fresh hot chili peppers along with the seeds, then finely chop. Add shallot, garlic, ginger, and chili to the wok. Stir. Add peeled tomatoes, 1 can of coconut milk. Add 2 tablespoons of Japanese soy sauce. Put the meatballs in the wok with the sauce, gently stir. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. Chop half a bunch of fresh coriander. Meanwhile, mix the rice.

Serving Just before serving, add chopped fresh coriander to the sauce. Stir. Transfer the meatballs along with the sauce to a bowl. Serve the rice in smaller bowls.

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