Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
My daughter has a passion for all things Teriyaki and this is a meal (complete with rice and vegies) that I have created as a result. It really can be on the table within 35 minutes from start to finish and tastes great. Here it is in a complete meal form, although of course you could make just the meatballs.
- 3 shallots
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 500 g finely minced lean beef
- 1 cup rice
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 150 g snow peas
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cornflour
- Put a pan of water on to boil.
- In a bowl mix shallots with ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sugar.
- In another bowl, put minced beef and add half the soy mixture.
- Mix well to combine and shape into 20 meatballs.
- Add rice to the boiling water and put another pan of water on to boil.
- Prepare carrots and top and tail snow peas.
- Heat oil in a large frying pan and fry meatballs, turning them until they are browned and cooked through- about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add carrot to the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, then add snow peas and cook for a further 3 minutes.
- Mix water and corn flour into the remaining soy mixture and add to the meatballs, stirring constantly until sauce thickens and bubbles.
- Boil for a minute or so, then serve meatballs and sauce with drained rice and vegetables.
These were really good despite my not having exactly all the ingredients & the kids loved them! I will use shallots next time as they will add color. I only had ground ginger & used about a half teaspoon in place of the fresh ginger. Lastly, I used low sodium soy sauce & was afraid the amount called for would even be too salty, it wasn't. I wanted to add an egg, but found it wasn't necessary as I simmered them in a skillet and the juices expressed from the meat and created a little broth for them to cook in. I served them over steamed white rice with sautéed red cabbage & julienned carrots coated with a little soy sauce.
The sauce wasn't that sweet, and didn't have much flavor. The meatballs really needed eggs mixed in to bind them together. Mine fell apart really easily. I made different vegetables with mine. If I were to make this again, I would use more sugar and eggs when I made the meatballs
Very easy, very good. My husband and kids loved these. I thought they were a bit salty, but next time I'll use reduced sodium soy and a smidge more sugar. We skipped the carrots & peas (had none on hand) and just put some green beans on the side. I'll be making this again, and doubling the sauce. Thanks!