Meatballs are an international food item and this version reflect some Chinese influences.I have talk about a chines meatball recipes earlier (see Chinese Meatballs with Greens).As I have talked about,There are many kinds of meatball recipes using different kinds of meats and spices, including vegetarian alternatives, and various methods of preparation.

So, toady I’d like to show you another  Meatball recipe:Chinese Meatballs With Napa Cabbage recipes.This unique and winning meatball preparation  is perfect for your dinner parties. Surprise your guests with this irresistible dish. I am sure they will love the Chinese Meatballs With Napa Cabbage recipes.Please follow me to learn to cook  it.

Chinese Meatballs With Napa Cabbage recipe

Serves 4
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 16 minutes
Total time:about 1 hour

Ingredients for Chinese Meatballs With Napa Cabbage :

1 pound lean ground pork
1 medium sized Napa cabbage (2 pounds)
3 tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon pure sesame oil
2 teaspoons pure sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice wine or cooking sherry wine
1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

Seasoning for the Chinese Meatballs With Napa Cabbage recipe:
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
1 scallion, including the green top
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger root

Preparation of this meatball recipe:
Peel and finely grate the ginger root. Wash and trim the green onion, chop fine. Combine the ground pork with the seasoning ingredients in a bowl. Mix them together thoroughly and set aside for later use. Dissolve cornstarch into water in a small bowl and set aside. Wash and trim the ends of cabbage. And cut the cabbage into 1-½ inch pieces.Roll approximately 4 tablespoons of the seasoned ground pork into 2 inch round meatballs. Makes 8 meatballs (Or more If you like a small point of meatballs).

Step by step to cook Chinese Meatballs With Napa Cabbage recipe

step1:Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the meatballs on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

step2: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.

step3:Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.

step4: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.

step5:Push meatballs and cabbage toward the sides of the pot.

step6: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.

For a complete meal, pour the soup into large bowls holding cooked noodles, wheat, rice or buckwheat noodles, spaghetti, short pasta – whatever you like.Of course,In my opinion  the meatballs are best served with it’s own sauce over boiled rice. To dunk the meatballs, divide Ginger Dipping Sauce into small sauce plates.

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