Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: Gingery Pork Meatballs with Noodles

Tonight is my fantasy football draft.  I am soooo excited!!!  It means that not only is the fantasy season underway, but that football season is finally here!  Soon enough Saturdays and Sundays will be spent celebrating your favorite teams with family and friends.  I don't know about you, but I am running out of go-to finger food recipes.  

I made this dish for dinner Sunday night, and it was DELISH!!!  It really was perhaps the best Cooking Light recipe I've tried this year.  The meatballs were plump and juicy and incredibly flavorful (and that was the case even though they were eggless because I forgot to get eggs at the store).  The noodles were a great side filled with the fresh taste of peppers and snow peas.  For a little extra flavor, I added grated ginger and soy sauce.  What a great combination!

These would be such a tasty addition to your next pigskin party.  I plan to make them and serve them with a ginger/sesame/soy dipping sauce.  Any suggestions or recipes for a sauce like this??

So are you ready for some football???

Gingery Pork Meatballs with Noodles


  • 1/2  cup  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4  cup  dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped red onion
  • 2  tablespoons  lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2  teaspoons  grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  pound  lean ground pork
  • 1  large egg, lightly beaten

  • 8  ounces  uncooked wide rice noodles
  • 1  tablespoon  dark sesame oil
  • 1  cup  red bell pepper strips
  • 1  cup  julienne-cut snow peas
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1/2  cup  thinly sliced green onions


1. Place a foil-lined jelly-roll pan in oven. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; stir gently just until blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Divide pork mixture into 20 equal portions; shape each portion into a meatball. Arrange meatballs in a single layer on preheated pan. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until done.
3. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Rinse noodles under cool water; drain. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, peas, salt, and crushed red pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add noodles; toss. Place 1 3/4 cups noodle mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 5 meatballs. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons green onions.

Nutritional Information

15.4g (sat 5.1g,mono 6.2g,poly 3.3g)


  1. YUM!! I love meatballs!!!!!! This guy at my work has brought them to every work party we've had for years and he puts grape jelly in them. They are SOOOO good!!

  2. Sounds delicious. I just love your recipes. Thanks for posting. I will have to give this a try.

    Yes, I am ready for some football!

  3. Oh girl...yes, yes, YES I'm ready for football!! You have to let me know how your team shakes out! And those meatballs look delish...I will definitely have to try them!

  4. My draft is on the Tuesday after Labor Day- I am so ready for football! :)

    hmmm I'm thinking you could do a sauce where you reduce some orange juice concentrate, a chunk of ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and some sriracha for heat in a saucepan and then just take the chunks of garlic and ginger out. I bet that would make a great dipper!

    I'll do some looking for you and try to email it to you.

  5. Ok, I just bookmarked this! I looks so yummy!
    My boyfriend is doing the Fantasy Football!
    Both my boys are in football, so ya I am ready!
    I am actually going to a powder puff camp this thursday! Should be fun!
    Have a great day!
    gi gi

  6. First, that sounds amazing!!

    Second, I tagged you over on my blog today :)

  7. Yum! These are on my to make list--sounds great!

  8. This looks so yummy, I'm definitely going to try it! Thanks!!!

  9. never had this! i'm posting turkey enchiladas tomorrow!

  10. Oh the hubs is gonna love you for this recipe! Thanks girl!



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