Lion's Head Casserole

"Chinese dish, I call it cabbage and meatball soup at home. You can use boy choy instead of napa cabbage. This is a combination of a few variations to this recipe, and the way we like to eat ours. Serve with steaming hot rice for a complete meal. I like to place this in the crockpot (set-it-and-forget-it) and cook it for the afternoon if possible because the longer you cook this dish the more tender and melt-in-your-mouth the meatballs are."
 
Ready In:
3hrs 30mins
Ingredients:
18
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Fill a big pot with chicken stock, add water and bring to low boil and simmer.
  • Add the cabbage.
  • While you get that going, start making the meatballs.
  • Squeeze out excess water from the mushrooms, mince and set aside, make sure to save the soaking water to add flavor to the soup later!
  • Mix the ground pork with the egg, minced mushrooms, oyster sauce, tofu, salt, pepper, ginger, green onions, cornstarch, and 2 Tbs soy sauce, 2 tsp cooking wine, plus minced dried shrimp if using. (make sure you mince it finely before adding).
  • Mix throughly, using a spoon to help, make meatballs and place into pot on top of the cabbage. Add brown sugar and left over 2 Tbs soy sauce to soup. Cover and simmer for 2-3 hours or longer for tender meatballs. Before serving taste and adjust seasonings of soup by adding more salt or soy sauce or pepper.

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  1. JMigs0
    Chinese dish, I call it cabbage and meatball soup at home. You can use boy choy instead of napa cabbage. This is a combination of a few variations to this recipe, and the way we like to eat ours. Serve with steaming hot rice for a complete meal. I like to place this in the crockpot (set-it-and-forget-it) and cook it for the afternoon if possible because the longer you cook this dish the more tender and melt-in-your-mouth the meatballs are.
     

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