26 Pork and Apple Meat Balls with Soba Noodles April 2017

Pork and apple meatballs

Serves 4


1 pound Ground pork

½ cup Mushrooms, chopped

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1/3 cup diced onion

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 egg white

½ cup applesauce or 1 cup peeled grated apple

½ cup Hoisin sauce divided

2 ounces white wine

Soba noodles, cooked.


Saute mushrooms, onions, and garlic in a pan lightly coated with vegetable oil.

Combine the mushrooms, garlic, onion mix with the shredded carrots and the pork.  Add the soy sauce, egg white, and ¼ cup hoisin sauce. Mix well. The mixture can be chilled to make it firmer if you wish.

Form into balls about 1 ½ inch in diameter and place on a sheet pan or baking sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 375˚ F  for about 20 minutes.

In a sauce pan combine the pan juices, 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, and ¼ cup white wine. Reduce by about 1/3.  Toss the noodles with the sauce and divide between four plates. Top each mound of noodles with meatballs.  Garnish with chopped chives