Tomato Cheese Meatballs using Thinly Sliced Pork Offcuts

Tomato Cheese Meatballs using Thinly Sliced Pork Offcuts

My second meatball recipe using thinly sliced pork offcuts. I tried filling the meatballs with cheese and tomatoes. They look cute and are delicious! Great to pack in your bentos.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Thinly sliced pork offcuts
about 250 g
For seasoning the pork:
Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
Cherry tomatoes
about 3
Easy melting cheese
about 2 slices
1 tablespoon plus
The sauce ingredients:
●Grated garlic
1 clove worth
1 tablespoon
●Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
●Oyster sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
a small amount
Salt and pepper
a small amount


1. Season the pork with soy sauce and sake. Combine the ● ingredients.
2. Cut the sliced cheese in half, and roll into squares.
3. Wrap the pork around the cherry tomatoes and cheese bits, and form into round balls. (Make sure the cheese is completely covered with the meat.)
4. Coat the meatballs in katakuriko.
5. Heat sesame oil in a pan and pan fry the meatballs. Don't touch them at the beginning!
6. When the meatballs are browned, add 2 tablespoons of water, put on a lid and let steam.
7. When all the liquid in the pan has boiled off, add the sauce ingredients and coat the meatballs. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper.
8. The meatballs look cute when you cut them in half. Be careful, they're hot.
9. I tried wrapping a cherry tomato and a piece of cheese in one meatball. It's pretty big.
10. Try the meatballs in bentos.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought up a recipe using cheap pork offcuts.