Ingredients

  • Serves 4 people
  • 400g Minced Beef 

  • 150g Minced Pork 

  • 2 tbsp Ginger, finely Chopped 

  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely Grated 

  • ¼ cup Coriander, stem finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped 

  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce 

  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing Wine 

  • 2 tbsp Beef Stock 

  • 1 Egg 

  • ½ tsp White Pepper 

  • 2 tsp Salt 

  • ½ tbsp Swerve 

  • 1 tsp Tapioca Starch 

  • 1 Lime, zested 

  • 1 Water Chestnut or Daikon, cubed small) 

     

  • to serve:

    Coriander Leaves 

  • Scallions

Keto Lion’s Head Meatballs
Recipe Courtesy of
Janti Brasali

Keto Lion’s Head Meatballs

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Lion's Head Meatballs is a classic Chinese dish that hails from the Huaiyang cuisine of Eastern China. It got its name due its shape, which is similar to the head of the Chinese guardian lions, commonly found at the entrances of Chinese buildings. A keto-friendly meal option for your Chinese New Year dinner table, my version of this dish uses both minced beef and pork for the meatballs.
  • Medium
  • 30 min
  • 45 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 17 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 3 steps
  • 17 Ingredients
  • 30 min
  • 45 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Make meatball mixture

    • Place the meats and all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix vigorously. Knead it while occasionally slamming it against the bowl (like kneading dough).
    Make meatball mixture


  2. Scoop meatballs

    • Take heaping spoons of the mixture and roll them into round balls.
    • Place the meatballs onto a serving plate that can fit inside a large deep pan with a lid. This step might have to be repeated twice if the plate cannot fit all the meatballs at once.
    Scoop meatballs


  3. Cook meatballs

    • Fill the pan halfway with water and put it over high heat. Use a large piece of foil that has been wrapped into a coil that will hold the plate above the water inside the pan.
    • Once the water starts to steam, place the plate inside the pan and cover the lid.
    • Let it steam for 8-10 minutes or until the meatballs have been cooked through. 
    Cook meatballs


Plate and Serve!

Serve with coriander leaves and scallions as garnish.

Plate and Serve!
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    Ingredients
    • Serves 4 people
    • 400g Minced Beef 

    • 150g Minced Pork 

    • 2 tbsp Ginger, finely Chopped 

    • 2 cloves Garlic, finely Grated 

    • ¼ cup Coriander, stem finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped 

    • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce 

    • 2 tbsp Shaoxing Wine 

    • 2 tbsp Beef Stock 

    • 1 Egg 

    • ½ tsp White Pepper 

    • 2 tsp Salt 

    • ½ tbsp Swerve 

    • 1 tsp Tapioca Starch 

    • 1 Lime, zested 

    • 1 Water Chestnut or Daikon, cubed small) 

       

    • to serve:

      Coriander Leaves 

    • Scallions

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