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Chinese-Style Beef Meatballs

Chinese-Style Beef Meatballs

with Steamed Rice, Greens and Sweet Peach Relish

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Goodness gracious, great balls of five spice! You guys, our newest recipe developer Paddy has absolutely shot out of the gate with this combination that had us scratching our heads and licking our lips in equal measure. If you’re unsure about the combo of beef with peach, you’ve simply got to try this. If you’re still not a fan? Well, you’ll have to take it up with Paddy…


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Preparation Time45 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy

Serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

Serving 4 people

1 clove


½ knob


1 unit

long red chilli

2 unit


1 bunch


1 unit


1 packet

beef mince

½ sachet

Chinese five spice

(May be present Gluten)

1 packet

fine breadcrumbs


2 packet

basmati rice

1 packet

sesame seeds

(ContainsSesameMay be present Gluten, Tree Nuts, Milk, Peanuts, Soy)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

¼ cup

rice wine vinegar

2 tbs


2 tbs

soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari soy sauce)

(ContainsSoy, Gluten)

1 unit



6 cup


Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)2840 kJ
Fat14.6 g
of which saturates5.2 g
Carbohydrate89.2 g
of which sugars13 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein43.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium723 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Chopping board
Garlic Press
Small Pan
Medium Bowl
Medium Pan
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Peel and finely grate the ginger (use suggested amount). Finely slice the long red chilli (if using). Chop the peach into 2 cm chunks. Peel and crush the garlic. Cut the broccolini into 3 cm pieces. Cut the zucchini into 0.5 cm half-moons


Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a small frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the ginger and chilli (if using) and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. TIP: Some like it hot but if you don’t, just hold back on the chilli. Add the peach, rice wine vinegar and sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the relish starts to thicken. TIP: The relish will also thicken as it cools. If it becomes too thick, add a splash of water.


In a medium bowl, combine the beef mince, garlic, Chinese five spice (use suggested amount), 1/2 of the soy sauce, the fine breadcrumbs and egg. Shape 1 tbs of the beef mince mixture into a meatball. Set aside on a large plate and repeat with the remaining mixture. TIP: You should get 4-5 meatballs per person.


Rinse the basmati rice well. Add the water (check ingredients list for the amount) to a medium saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the saucepan from the heat and keep covered for another 10 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. TIP: Don't lift the lid while the rice is resting so you don't lose any steam


While the rice is cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the beef meatballs and cook, turning regularly, for 6-7 minutes, or until browned. Keep the meatballs in the pan and add the broccolini, zucchini and remaining soy sauce. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the broccolini is just tender and the meatballs are cooked through.


Divide the basmati rice between bowls and top with the Chinese-style beef meatballs and veggies. Spoon over the sweet peach relish and garnish the adult's portions with the mixed sesame seeds.