Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sesame meatBalls

With the end of August upon us, a lot of kids are back to school.  Some are starting a new phase in their lives and it could be a daunting challenge for them.  Our role as parents is to make this transition smooth for them.  And the best way to make this happen is by serving them hot meals when they get home.

A better way to do this is to welcome them with a savory dish. Its aroma will meet them as soon as they open the door, as they throw their bags to the ground and come running to the kitchen.  Soon you will hear them say: "that smells good mom"

Beef is a good source of iron.  I like serving it to my kids as it gives them energy and makes them alert.  Kids love meatballs so it's a fun way to give them essential minerals, well at least in meatball form.

Sesame Meatballs

1 lb Australian ground beef
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp garlic salt
1 medium egg
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
sesame seeds
cooking oil for frying

Combine oyster sauce, garlic salt , carcked egg pepper and sesame oil.  Mix it well until all ingredients are fused in together.  Now add the ground beef.  I do it this way so that the ground beef will not be mushy and won't lose its  ground texture.

Shape into small meatballs about a tbsp spoon full. Roll the meatballs on a pan of sesame seeds.

Put 2 tbsp oil on a wok.  Cook the meatballs until they are brown on all  sides.

Set aside the cooked meatballs.

For the  sweet and sour sauce:
1 cup ketchup
3/4 c vinegar
1/3 c sugar
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 slices of ginger
1 tsp sesame oil
2 stalks carrots, sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper.sliced
1 stalk of celery, sliced

Using the same wok saute  garlic and onions.  Add the ginger.  Pour vinegar, ketchup and sugar.  Let it simmet.  Add meatballs and allow the sauce to coat all the meatballs.  Add vegetables.  Cook for about 4 minutes or when vegies are cooked.  Word of caution though, do not overcook the veggies.

This is another dish I developed as part of a series of recipes for home cooked Filipino food for Meat Livestock Australia


  1. Looks very delicious, Malou and must taste really good with rice! My only problem is I... don't think I can get Australian beef here in the boonies where I live. :) BTW, I like your plating, very simple but stylish.

    I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

    ~ ray ~

  2. delicioso! would love to have this myself too.

  3. This looks delicious, Malou! I'm sure your children love to come home to wonderful meals like this! This looks so good with the sesame seeds so pretty with the red and green peppers. Yum!

  4. Meatballs have always been my daughters' favorite! I'm sure they will give you 2 thumbs up for your mouthwatering version of sweet and sour meatballs!

  5. Beautiful flavors and such pretty meatballs...I know my boys would enjoy these :)
    Hope you are having a great week!


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