Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Balls Recipe

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This is a very filling and extremely yummy dish which everyone will love, particularly the children.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes



For the pork balls

4 oz white onion, minced
1 lb ground or minced pork
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
½ tsp star anise powder
4 oz coconut flour
1 egg, beaten to bind
4 oz hard but mild cheese, grated

For the sweet and sour sauce

2 tsp brown sugar
8 tbsp reduced sugar ketchup
6 fl oz distilled white wine vinegar
2 tsp garlic powder
4 oz canned pineapple pieces



Heat oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas mark 4

Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a pan and heat gently. When just coming up to the bowl, turn off the heat.

In a large bowl mix together the pork, onions, cheese, star anise, salt and half the flour. Add the beaten egg and combine thoroughly.

Mould into balls and roll in the remaining flour.

Place on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, turn and bake for a further 10 minutes.

When cooked, turn off the oven and leave the pork balls in there. Reheat the sauce.

Serve on plates with steamed broccoli and some sauce poured over the top.