Meatballs with Baked Beans

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When I was growing up in Singapore, my late granny always prepared this dish for me as I always like it simple. I always love a one dish meal because as a kid I always wanted quick meal as soon as I get home. I loved it with white bread. It will taste like having a Western meal.

Well, in the West, they prefer the meatballs make of beef but in Southeast Asia they prefer pork. So my late granny will definitely made them with ground pork. You can use any ground meat (beef, lamb and veal or tofu) you like.

For this dish, I am using ground beef as my son like red meat. It is very easy and fast to cook this dish. It is a good dish to feed the children as it has meat and bean protein.

It is also a wonderful dish to serve as appetizer, serve with fresh French bread slices for any party.




300g ground beef/pork/lamb (I used ground beef)

1½ tablespoons onion, finely chopped

1/3 teaspoon chicken granules

1 potato, peeled, boiled and mashed

1½ cup baked beans

2 sausages, sliced

1½ tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons canola/vegetable/corn oil

2 tablespoons sliced green onion



¾ tablespoon chili sauce

1½ tablespoons tomato sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

3 tablespoons water



Mix ground beef/pork/lamb with cornstarch, chicken granules and chopped onions in a mixing bowl and knead until well combined. Roll into meat balls with your palms.

Heat a frying pan with canola/vegetable/corn oil over medium-high heat and pan-fry the meat balls until lightly brown. Add mashed potato, baked beans, chili sauce, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, sausages, water and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and serve it with baguette/sandwich bread/ steamed white/brown Jasmine rice.


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