Honey-mustard meatballs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 500 grams . ground pork
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup plain mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • fried shallots
  • toasted garlic bits
  • thinly sliced peppermint leaves


  • Mix together the ground pork, chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Add the panko and mix until combined. Form the mixture into two-inch meatballs.
  • Heat the butter and cooking oil in a wide frying pan. Arrange the meatballs in the hot oil, in a single layer, and cook until the bottoms are browned. Roll them around to brown all over.
  • Mix together the honey and mustard until smooth. Pour over the meatballs. Stir to coat the meatballs completely with the sauce. Bring to a gentle boil, lower the heat, cover the pan and simmer the meatballs in the sauce for about 20 minutes or until cooked through and the sauce has thickened and reduced.
  • Arrange a few meatballs in a bowl of rice. Drizzle a tablespoonful or two of the sauce over the meatballs and rice. Sprinkle with fried shallots, toasted garlic bits and finely sliced peppermint leaves. Serve hot.