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Tomato sauce meatballs (Recipe)

02 May

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Tomato sauce and pork meatballs are wonderful partners. If you haven’t tried it before, do give it a go. You’ll know how fantastic the taste is. Making tomato sauce meatballs is quite simple.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Yield: 3 to 4 serves

Ingredients:

  • 300 g ground pork
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tsp of salt
  • 3 tsp of oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp of ground pepper
  • 3 cups of corn/vegetable oil (for deep frying)
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of hard liquor (vodka)

Sauce:

  • 1/2 can of tomato sauce or 3 tbsp of ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of hard liquor (vodka)
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • freshly grated black pepper, to taste

Thickening:

  • 2 tsp cornflour/corn starch
  • 2 tbsp water

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Directions:

1. Season the ground pork with oyster sauce, salt, pepper, egg and soy sauce. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Cut the vegetables – slice onions, bell peppers and tomatoes.
3. Shape the seasoned ground pork into balls by cupping your hand. Set them aside.
4. Heat up corn/vegetable oil in a deep pan.
5. Put the meatballs into the heated oil and deep fry them until they turn brown.
6. Take them out and drain the oil out. (I like to keep used oil for a week for other cooking.)
7. Using the same pan, add the sliced onions in and wash off the stain on the base of the pan from the last deep frying with hard liquor – vodka.
8. Stir-fry the onions until they’re soft and brown, then add the bell peppers and tomatoes.
9. When the vegetables are cooked, add in the deep-fried meatballs, and continue cooking.
10. Add all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and stir them well before adding the sauce into the pan of meatballs and vegetables.
11. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 5 minutes.
12. Prepare thickening sauce and add it in.
13. Dish it out and serve with white rice.

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