How to make a one-pot delicious meatballs with potatoes and carrots stew in sweet soy sauce

Dish Name: One pot delicious meatballs with potatoes and carrots stew in sweet soy sauce

Nature:  Neutral

Taste: Savory and sweet

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Another easy dinner, but this time it’s a stew.  Saucy, savory, and super soft meatballs with potatoes and carrots.  This dish is perfect with rice.  Perfect.  Everyone had seconds and we even had enough for leftovers!

The key is the sauce, which is simple and easy to make. Nothing fancy.  Basic Chinese ingredients that you have in your pantry anyways!  Full recipe below.

What’s involved?

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Total time: 75 mins

Serves: 6 servings

Ingredients (serves 1)

Ingredients (serves 6):

  • 1 pound of fresh ground pork
  • 1 whole onion, diced
  • 1 whole head of garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 potatoes, peeled & largely cubed
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled & largely cubed
  • Green onions, garnish

Sauce:

 

  • 3 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of sweet soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of corn starch
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • Sesame oil to taste

Equipment you’ll need

I use this STAUB cast iron pot for most of my one-pot wonders. It is amazing to fry first and then just add everything else in! 

My fave silicon heat resistant ladle. It’s got a huge volume, easy to clean, and perfect for stews and soups!

Cooking Instructions
  1. Mix ground pork, diced onions, diced garlic and salt evenly. Roll into happy sized meatballs.
  2. In a pot, add oil, pan fry happy meatballs on medium heat, browning all sides.
  3. Add in potatoes and carrots, fry until nicely browned as well.
  4. Add in sauce ingredients, oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, sugar.
  5. Cover and boil on medium for 30 minutes.
  6. Add in corn starch to cold water, mix well and add to pot.
  7. Cover and bring to a boil until potatoes and carrots are soft.
  8. Garnish, serve with rice. Enjoy!

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