Saturday, October 27, 2018

Filipino Bola-Bola In Sweet Chili Sauce

Hmmmnn...these are balls of goodness made with ground pork, beef and pork fat, fried then dunked into the sweet chili sauce.This is such a meaty, sweet, spicy temptation and I couldnt get away from these balls.,oh so good!

Thank you Bev of Over The Moon for the feature of my Filipino Mamon. Its always a delight  to see my creation in that corner. 

In the Philippines, meatballs are called almondigas or bola-bola and are usually served in a misua noodle soup with toasted garlic, squash and pork cracklings. Almondigas are derived from Hispanic influence on Filipino cuisine and ultimately derived from Moorish influence. Bola-bolas are also stewed or pan-fried until golden brown. Bola-bola is also used as a filling for siopao, the local variant of baozi.

There is this particular dish that we would normally order and we call it Sweet and Sour Meatballs. But I prefer my homemade one because it has no extender, more meaty, fresh and delicious I would say. Nothing beats the home made style meatballs. I love it as appetizer, in a pasta, in a soup or with one full bowl of rice of course. My obsession for meatballs was like one year and within this year I would always make and experiment, adjust ,change and add until I got what I liked best.

So brace yourself, here's my Bola-Bola In Sweet Chili Sauce :

Ingredients:
500 grams ground pork with fats
500 grams ground beef
1 tsp grated ginger
6 garlic grated
1 cup grated carrot
1 tsp  salt
2 tbsp corn starch
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp rice wine
1 tsp five spice powder
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
Direction:
Mix together all ingredients for meatballs. 
Form into 1 1/2 inch balls to 2 inch balls or it depends to size you like.
Heat the cooking oil in a wok or pan and over high heat fry the meatballs in batches
Make sure to brown outside, fry for 5 minutes rolling them in hot oil.
Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.

For the Sauce:
1/2 cup rice wine
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp to 1 tsp chili flakes
1/2 tsp salt
toasted sesame seeds for garnish
Direction:
Combine rice wine, water and sugar in a saucepan.
Let it boil then shift the fire to medium heat.
Boil without stirring and uncovered until it becomes syrup. Set Aside and cool

Arrange the meatballs on a platter, drizzle with sweet chili and sprinkle some sesame seeds.
Enjoy! It wont last.. yummy.

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30 comments:

  1. I love Pihillipino food and this Bolas look yammy. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will Pin it.
    I'm sorry the pinched apple disturbed you as for me is no biggie since I have implants I eat them with a fork and knife, it is just a fork, not even a knife !
    Thank you for your visit anyway.
    Fabby

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    1. Thank you for coming over. I love the way you call these.. bolas ! Have a great weekend.

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  2. Another good recipe! Girl, I would be big as a house if I lived near you and ate with you all the time! LOL! You post the best recipes. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, well I think I am as big as our Refrigerator.. ha ha ha! Thank you for coming over. you bring bring sunshine into my place

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  3. Oh my oh my this looks and sounds so good! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope you join us every week. Have a fabulous day.

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    1. Oh yes.. I love going to your place to party. Its my routine every week. Take care

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  4. This sounds delicious #alittlebitofeverythi g@_karendenniz

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    1. Thank you Karen, hope you can try it. have a great weekend

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  5. This dish looks so good and thanks for sharing it at Cooking and Crafting with J & J!!

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    1. Thank you Julie and have a great week end. See you again next week

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  6. Yummy! In Mexico, meatballs are called albondigas, but bola-bola sounds like more fun (bola means ball in Spanish) :) Your sweet chili sauce does look perfect!

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    1. Yes Irene, its yummy and you bet the sweet chili sauce is perfect for these bolas. Thank you for coming over. Have a great weekend

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  7. Who doesn't love a good meatball in a flavorful sauce! I make many different kinds and your bola-bolas sound like they should be up there with the best. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

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    1. Thank you Judi for coming over and for the kind words. You are most welcome. I love going to Fiesta Friday. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Wow, that looks so good and yummy. Very nice. #Alittlebitofeverything.

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    1. Thank you some for coming over and for the kind words. Have a great weekend

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  9. This sounds delicious, I have to try it! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Sew It Cook It Craft It link party. You're one of my features today!

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    1. Hello Lina, thank you and I appreciate you for coming over to bring the good news. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Yum, I think I will give this great recipe a try. Going to pin it.

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    1. Oh please do.. theyre so good. you wont regret trying. Have a great weekend.

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  11. What great meatballs and the sauce looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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    1. You are most welcome Miz Helen. Thank you for coming over. Have a great weekend

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  12. Sweet and spicy, that sounds great! Thanks for sharing for Home Sweet Home!

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    1. You are most welcome. thank you for coming over.Have a great weekend

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  13. Oh my goodness, sign me up!!! These sound so good. :-o Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party and have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hello Michele, You must..theyre really good. Have a great weekend

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  14. OMG, these bolas look so yummy. Pinned and you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2018/11/thursday-favorite-things_7.html

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Hello Bev, thank you for the happy news! So happy to see you here. Have a great weekend.

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  15. Those look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

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    1. HI Tarahlynn, thank you for coming over. You are most welcome.Till next party, have a great weekend.

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