Monday, November 15, 2010

Meat Ball & Capsicum In Tomato Sauce

Meat ball and capsicum are perfect match. Pair it up with onion and tomato sauce, and you'll get a delectable dish to serve with rice. To simplify the cooking, the meat ball can be shallow fried in non-stick pan or wok instead of deep frying. The meat ball is equally tasty with 2 different methods, but shallow fried version sounds more healthy.

Meat Ball & Capsicum In Tomato Sauce
Serves 2

200gm of minced meat (pork, beef or chicken)
Cooking oil

Marinades for the meat:
1 1/2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
dash of pepper
1 1/2 tbsp of corn starch
2 shallots, chopped

The Sauce:
1/2 onion, diced
1 green capsicum, cut into rectangle shape
1 yellow capsicum, cut into rectangle shape
3-4 tbsp of tomato sauce
1 tsp of light soy sauce
1 tsp of brown sugar
200ml water

1. Marinate the minced meat for 20 minutes. Then wet your palms with water and shape the marinated meat into meat balls. Set aside on a clean plate.
2. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan or wok, shallow fry the meat balls using medium heat. Rotate the meat balls from time to time until all surface turned golden brown. Rest it on kitchen towel and transfer it to a serving plate.
3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a clean wok, sauté onion for 2 minutes. Add capsicum and stir fry for another 2 minutes. Add all ingredients for the sauce and bring to simmering. Off the flame, and pour the sauce over the fried meat balls. Serve hot with rice.


noobcook said...

yes the sweetness of the capsicums must have complement the meat balls well. I'm drooling :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

delicious meat balls!

SimpleGirl said...

looks yummy...i love meat ball and capsicum...

ann low said...

Looks so delicious and simple. Please share with me! :)

Priya Suresh said...

Irresistible dish..

busygran said...

Yummy meatballs and using capsicum makes the dish flavourful!

Joanne said...

Those meatballs look so perfectly formed and delicious! What a great meal.

Smoky Wok (formerly Tastes of Home) said...

I prefer shallow-frying too though it takes a bit longer :) what a lovely dish yum yum

tigerfish said...

W00t! Can pair with pasta too! So yummy!

xin said...

im gonna cook this for lunch! :D just went to tesco to get minced meat. wish me luck! will follow ur recipe and let u know later how it turns out :)

xin said...

just done cooking and eating. yummy! thanks for the recipe! i tweaked abit by adding prawn meat and marinated with red wine :) will post my review too :D

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, yes, and I love this combination. :)

j3ss kitch3n, hmm...give it a try!

Anncoo, already finish wor...

Priya, thanks.

Little Inbox said...

busygran, yes. I didn't quite like capsicum until recently I change my mind.

Joanne, thank you!

Jen, I'm not good in deep-frying at all. So, I prefer shallow frying. :)

tigerfish, yes sure!

Little Inbox said...

Hi Xin, I'm glad that you enjoy the cooking and the eating. Ok, will see how you cook the meat balls. I'm allergy to red wine, so I never use it in my cooking so far. :(

Elin said...

Whoa..this is a perfect match of ingredients for the meatballs....delish ! I can have this for my one dish meal ! Thanks for sharing...I know I am going to love it :)

ICook4Fun said...

I like meatballs in sweet and sour sauce. Goes really well with rice.

Juliana said...

I love this kind of dish...very comforting and you have all you need in one dish...nicely presented :-)

Food For Tots said...

Your meatballs look so juicy and tempting! Love the combi of meatballs and capsicums! So colourful and delicious, and of course very nutritious too. ;)

Anonymous said...

Those meatballs would go nicely with a bowl of spaghetti too.

daphne said...

this reminds me abit of sweet n sour pork for some reason! I agree- i love capsicum in a sauce like this.

Pei-Lin said...

Capsicums, tomatoes, onions and meatballs are like a heavenly combo of flavors and textures!

You try pan-frying your meatballs initially to set their shape and baking them after till fully cooked?

Little Inbox said...

Elin, I wish you are going to love it too. :P

ICook4Fun, yes, and it's a dish that is good for Bento too.

Juliana, thanks.

Food For Tots, yes. I prefer home cooked food now a days. It's definitely healthier.

Mei Teng, yes. In fact, I prepared a huge batch of meatballs, and some is served with pasta in white sauce.

Pei-Lin, no, I got the meatball cooked thoroughly through pan-frying.


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