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Satay Pork Meat Balls

Mince is one of the least expensive cuts of meat, and as it is quick and easy to work with it is great for those with little time or cooking experience.  This simple flavour combination is very moreish, and can be made into patties for the barbeque or grill.  It can also be fun to get the kids to help roll the balls - it doesn't matter what shape they are...they still taste just as good!!!

These also make great finger foods - just the right size for your little one to pick up and nibble on.  Peanut butter can be introduced from six months of age assuming that there is no history of family allergies.

Serves 4 - 6
Time to make: roughly 30 minutes


Ingredients:

Pork mince 500g lean (it works equally well with chicken mince, but not so well with beef mince as the flavour is too strong)
1/2 - 1 cup of breadcrumbs (I just use the wholemeal store bought option), you can make your own using 2 slices of bread
Garlic - 2 cloves crushed or minced
Spring onions - 4 sliced (if you don't have this don't worry they work just as well without them)
Soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons
Peanut butter 3 tablespoons
Sweet chilli sauce 1/4 cup
fresh salad leaves
pita bread, burger buns or just serve them on their own with a salad

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 210 C
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl or food processor.
  3. Use wet hands to form into ping pong sized balls.
  4. Place in a roasting pan and bake for 20 minutes; shake the pan several times during cooking so the balls turn over.
  5. When they are cooked they will be golden brown and slightly crunchy.

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