Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

In the Phillipines meat balls are called bola bola's and they can be made of whatever the cook desires. They are served with a dipping sauce and can be used as a main dish or an appetizer. These can be made ahead and frozen and when ready to use; thaw and fry. They have to chill for at least 1 hour. The sauce takes 10 minutes to put together and at that time, add heat to make it as fiery as you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Bola Bola Balls

  • 14 lb ground chicken breast
  • 14 lb cooked shrimp, minced
  • 14 cup water chestnut, minced
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 12 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon ground ginger
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • Snappy Red Sauce for Bola Bola

  • 1 cup chili sauce (Heinz)
  • 12 cup chopped fine green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced onions
  • 12 teaspoon prepared horseradish


  1. Combine all ingredients for the balls, except for the oil and mix together thoroughly.
  2. Shape into 1" balls and chill for at least 1 hour - or freeze now for future use.
  3. Thaw completely before frying.
  4. Fry at 360F until the balls are a rich golden brown.
  5. Serve at once.
  6. To make the sauce:.
  7. Combine all the ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve hot or cold.