Minced Beef and Pork Meatballs

Minced Beef and Pork Meatballs

A gem you can make with just a few ingredients.


Ground Pork
Eggs (smallest available)
Juice from grated ginger
about 1 teaspoon
■ Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
■ Mirin
1 tablespoon
■ Water
1 cup - 200ml
■ Ketchup
1~2 tablespoons
Minced Japanese leek (optional)
To taste
Minced Garlic (optional)
To taste


1. Combine the meat, egg, and ginger juice with 1/2 tablespoon of soy sauce. Knead together.
2. Bring the mixture together into one large meatball.
3. Divide into several bite-sized balls.
4. Mince the leek and the ginger.
5. Add the minced ginger and leek to a pot, and cook until aromatic. Add the ■ ingredients, water, soy sauce, and mirin.
6. Bring the pot to a simmer and add the meatballs.
7. Simmer the meatballs.
8. Skim the surface scum.
9. Continue skimming the scum until the meatballs are cooked through. Add ketchup.
10. Continue to simmer over low heat.
11. The dish is done when the broth has been reduced by half.

Story Behind this Recipe

I played around with the ingredients and made these.
You could also use my all purpose ground chicken recipe (recipe ID: 2153479).