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Oriental Beef Balls


  • 600 g lean beef mince
  • 65 ml spring onion, finely chopped
  • 10 ml chopped garlic
  • 10 ml Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 10 ml thick soy sauce
  • 15 ml sunflower oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced thickly
  • 500 g frozen Hawaiian stir fry
  • 150 200 ml oyster sauce


Mix together the mince, spring onion, garlic, 5-spice, soy sauce and 15 ml sunflower oil. Season to taste and form into walnut-sized balls.

Heat a little oil in a pan and lightly fry the balls in batches just until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.

Heat some oil in a wok until smoking hot and add the onion and stir fry. Toss until piping hot. Add the meatballs and oyster sauce and cook a further minute, tossing gently. Remove from heat and serve.

Serves 4 - 6