Asian-Style Pork Balls

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


1pound ground pork
3tablespoons cracker crumbs
1/4cup onion, finely chopped
1-- egg
1/2teaspoon salt
-- Dash black pepper
2cups celery, sliced
2cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1-- (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1-- (8-ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained
1-- (6-ounce) package frozen pea pods, blanched and drained
1/2teaspoon salt


  1. Combine ground pork, cracker crumbs, onion, egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; mix well.
  2. Shape mixture into 24 balls (approximately 1 tablespoon each).
  3. Cook pork balls in large skillet until browned. Remove, and keep warm. Drain drippings.
  4. Add celery and cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce and continue cooking 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Add water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and pea pods. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 3-4 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle vegetables with 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring to combine. Return pork balls to pan and cook until mixture is heated through, stirring gently. 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 244
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 110mg
  • Sodium 909mg
  • Carbohydrate 16g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 28g