Chinese sesame pork balls

Dead easy to make but packed full of flavour, and the bonus is they’re incredibly low fat too – even more so if you substitute minced pork for minced turkey breast meat.

Chinese seasame pork balls
Chinese seasame pork balls


  • 400g pack of minced pork (or minced turkey breast)
  • 2 tsps of Chinese five spice
  • Salt and papper
  • 1 tsp of granulated garlic powder
  • 100g sesame seeds
  • 100 ml gluten free soy sauce
  • 3 tbsps of Honey

Cooking method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c
  2. Add the mince, five spice, salt and pepper and garlic granules into a bowl and combine
  3. With your hands, make small balls with the mixture approx the size of a golf ball – mixture should make 8-10 balls
  4. Put the sesame seeds on a plate and roll each ball in them until they’re entirely covered
  5. Put the balls onto a baking tray covered with silver foil and cook for 30-40 minutes. They’re cooked when the sesame seeds turn light brown
  6. While the balls are cooking add the soy sauce and honey to a pan and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer until the sauce has reduced to a syrup-like consistency. 
  7. When ready to serve pour the sauce of the balls.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serving ideas: serve with Stir fried vegetables, courgetti, rice or noodles


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