Oriental Meatballs

Oriental Meatballs

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Servings: 4
Calories: 623


  • 2 oz butter or margarine
  • 1 onion skinned and finely chopped
  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 2 oz fresh brown breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 green pepper seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 pint orange juice
  • 1/4 pint beef stock
  • 1 level tbsp cornflour


  • Heat the butter in a pan, add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the mince, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce and egg and season well. Cool.
  • Use damp hands to shape the mixture into twelve balls and chill for 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and brown the meatballs well. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the peppers to the pan and fry gently for 2 minutes. Stir in the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, orange juice, stock and seasoning. Bring to the boil and return the meatballs to the pan.
  • Cover and cook in the oven at 180°C (350°F) mark 4 for about 45 minutes. Skim if necessary. Drain the cooking liquid from the meatballs and keep them warm in a serving dish.
  • Mix the cornflour to a smooth paste with a little water. Stir into the pan juices and bring to the boil. Cook stirring for 2-3 minutes and pour over the meatballs.
Calories: 623 kcal
Carbohydrates: 26 g
Protein: 25 g
Fat: 46g
Saturated Fat: 18 g
Trans Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 152 mg
Sodium: 543 mg
Potassium: 648 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 13 g
Vitamin A: 1516 IU
Vitamin C: 79 mg
Calcium: 81 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Ingredients Beef, Minced Beef
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