Sesame pork meatballs

Transform pork mince into an Asian-inspired dinner in under an hour. Delicious with chicken or beef mince too.

 45 minutes

Serves 4


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  • 500g pork mince
  • 3cm knob ginger, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp (10ml) sesame oil
  • ½ bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • ¼ cup (60ml) black sesame seeds
  • Glug vegetable oil



  • 1 green pepper, cut into chunks
  • ½ bunch spring onions, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks



  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp (5ml) cornflour, mixed with a little cold water


  • Cooked rice noodles, for serving



  1. Combine mince, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, spring onions and seasoning.
  2. Shape into small meatballs. Roll in sesame seeds to coat.
  3. Heat a generous glug of oil in a large pan or wok and fry meatballs until golden and almost cooked through.
  4. Add green pepper, spring onion and pineapple and fry until just tender.
  5. Add sauce ingredients and cook until mixture thickens slightly.
  6. Serve tossed with noodles.


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