Sesame pork meatballs with chilli noodle broth

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Transform pork mince into an Asian-inspired supper in just 40 minutes with this easy recipe – a true weeknight winner

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 641
  • fat 26g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 53g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 44g
  • salt 2.4g


  • 500g pack pork mince
  • 3 red chillies, deseeded, 1 finely chopped, 2 sliced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • small pack coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves picked
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 25g ginger (peeled weight), finely grated
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 250g dried egg noodles
  • 1 large head of broccoli, cut into small florets


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the pork, finely chopped chilli, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp hoisin sauce, two-thirds of the sesame seeds and the coriander stalks. Roll into 16 meatballs. Place on a baking-parchment-lined tray and bake for 15 mins until cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the sliced chilli and the ginger, and cook for 1 min. Add the chicken stock, remaining hoisin and soy sauces, and bring to the boil. Tip in the noodles and cook for 3 mins. Add the broccoli and simmer for 3-4 mins until just cooked. Top with the meatballs and sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds and the coriander leaves to serve.

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