We are totally meatball obsessed in this house. Like seriously, if I could find a way to make meatballs for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day Kellan would be the happiest three year old on the block. It is because of this food obsession that I am constantly looking for new ways to enjoy meatballs. This Garlic Pork Meatball Stir Fry is my latest meatball creation and is bound to be a favorite.
You don’t see meatball stir fries.
I don’t think in all my experience dining out that I have ever seen a meatball stir fry on a menu.
And I have no idea why.
I wasn’t entirely sure this would work out. Because again, I’d never seen meatball stir fry before. But I gave it a go anyway. And am SO SO glad I did.
Frankly, this was all kinds of delicious and beats plain ol’ chicken, beef or pork stir fry any day.
For the base of the meatballs I used the same recipe I used to make these Garlic & Black Pepper Pork Burgers with Sriracha Slaw. It worked worked great as burgers so I knew it would work well as meatballs.
Next, I had to work the whole stir fry thing into it. The meatballs were already pretty big so I didn’t want huge bites of veggies. Instead I decided to use sliced red bell peppers, sliced green bell peppers and sliced onions.
Most stir fries call for cornstarch but alas I was out. Instead, I made a quick thickening roux with flour and water. It worked just as well. You use a little bit more flour then you would cornstarch and you have to cook it a bit longer so it doesn’t have a flour taste but it made a nice thick sauce to go with the stir fry. It’s nice to have these little substitution tricks when you need them!
And it is nice to have quick, easy, family friendly meals like this when you need them too!
ChristineMarch 12, 2019 at 5:44 pm
This is a delicious dish! Sooooo easy & flavor is great! Thank you!
Had frozen meatballs on hand, added zucchini & celery for low carb dinner. Hubby really enjoyed it too. This will be a new regular in our home.
AlyssaMarch 24, 2015 at 5:11 am
Yes! Meatballs are always a fave in our house. And I love that you’ve given them an Asian-inspired flare – totally yum my alley!
Michelle De La Cerda-NashMarch 23, 2015 at 9:42 pm
Kellan and I could be BFF’s, as I love all things meatballs too! These are wonderful.
Nutmeg NannyMarch 23, 2015 at 8:43 pm
I LOVE all things meatballs. This dish looks sooooooo good!
KristaMarch 23, 2015 at 8:01 am
oh my goodness!!! the flavoring in this sounds awesome! Looks awesome!
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
the wicked noodleMarch 23, 2015 at 6:07 am
I absolutely LOVE that you’ve used meatballs in a stir fry! What a clever chef you are. Will use this twist in the future for sure!
Renee GoergerMarch 23, 2015 at 6:02 am
I seriously can not wait to try these meatballs. They look amazing and who doesn’t love a good stir fry?
Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Rachel CooksMarch 23, 2015 at 5:37 am
Love the idea of a meatball stir-fry! This looks fantastic!
Jen WestMarch 23, 2015 at 5:05 am
What a cool twist on stir fry! Going to have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!