Braised Pork Ball with Sauce ( Sixi Meat Balls)

(Last Updated on May 5, 2024 by Amiee)

When I was a child, my grandma often took me to wedding banquets. At the lunch table, there must be a dish – Braised pork ball in gravy (Sixi Meatball) . “Sixi” means four festive things in Chinese word including  good luck, riches, longevity, joy. Since it is “Sixi”, of course there must be four meatballs on the plate.

Sixi meatball belongs to Lu Cuisine. It is also named “Lion head” in Huaiyang cuisine with a little difference in cooking ways and ingredients. Sixi meatball including steamed buns crumbs is usually braised, while “Lion head” including water chestnut is steamed. No matter what kind of cooking methods and ingredients,  it is already an indispensable dish for holidays because of its deliciousness.

Ingredients:

  • Pork, 300 g (fat:lean=1:9)
  • Carrot, 80g
  • Scallion, 12 g
  • Ginger, 5 g
  • Dark soy sauce, 1 tsp
  • Light soy sauce, 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking wine, 1 tsp
  • Salt, 1/2 tsp
  • Egg, 1

For the sauce

  • Ginger, 5 g
  • Scallion, 12 g
  • Light soy sauce, 2 tbsp
  • Chicken powder, 1 tsp
  • Salt, 1/2 tsp
  • Hot water, 250 ml

Deep-fry the meat balls

  •  Oil, 2 cups 

Instructions

1. Cut the pork into pieces, then add ginger and scallion, chop with a meat grinder. 

 

2. Cut the carrot, then chop them.

3. Mix the minced pork with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, pepper powder,cooking wine, and egg.

5. Make four meat balls with your hands.

6. Heat oil up to 160 degrees, deep-fry the meat balls until brown, fish out.

7. Add fried meat balls to a wok, add scallion,ginger,salt,light soy sauce, chicken powder,and hot water, cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes.

 

Braised Pork Ball with Sauce

Chinese classic pork recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Pot for deep-fried
  • Wok for stir-frying

Ingredients
  

  • Pork, 300 g (fat:lean=1:9)
  • Carrot, 80g
  • Scallion, 12 g
  • Ginger, 5 g
  • Dark soy sauce, 1 tsp
  • Light soy sauce, 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking wine, 1 tsp
  • Salt, 1/2 tsp
  • Egg, 1
  • –For the sauce
  • Ginger, 5 g
  • Scallion, 12 g
  • Chicken powder, 1 tsp
  • Salt, 1/2 tsp
  • Hot water, 250 ml-
  • — Deep-fry the meat balls
  • Oil, 2 cups

Instructions
 

  • Add washed rice , water to an electric pressure cooker, cook for 10 minutes
  • Cut the pork into pieces, then chop with a meat grinder.
  • Cut the carrot, then chop them
  • Mix the minced pork with seasonings.
  • Make four meat balls with your hands.
  • Heat oil up to 160 degrees, deep-fry the meat balls until brown, fish out.
  • Add fried meat balls to a wok, add hot water and seasonings, cover and simmer for 3 minutes.

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