Lion's Head Meatballs..chinese Comfort Food

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by grandma2969

These are great...can be served on rice with some light soy sauce and sesame oil to season..also like a soup

Top Review by haahaahaa98

I didn't get the desired effect when I tried this recipe. I think it's important that the beef be really really ground up; you can't just use the ground beef that you find in the store; you need to take that and then grind it up even more! My result ended up tasting like a slightly fancier boiled pork meatball. I think simmering for 1 hour tends to overcook it. Maybe one needs to use really really low heat. I'll have to try again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine pork, onion, garlic, ginger and chopped water chestnuts together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the soy and sesame oil and mix well to combine.
  3. Shape into small balls, about the size of a golfball.
  4. Roll in a little flour to bind.
  5. Stir fry balls in a wok with a little peanut or vegetable till brown, but not completely cooked.
  6. Heat chicken broth in a seperate saucepan or stock pot.bring to a simmer, and add browned pork balls to stock and simmer 1 hour.
  7. Add washed and cut bok choy.about the last 10 minutes to cook tender crisp.
  8. Serve with steamed rice with some light soy sauce and sesame oil to season.

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