Oriental Beef Balls
|Watercress||1 Bunch (100 gm)|
|Canned bean sprouts||1 Pound, drained (1 Can)|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), minced|
|Beef bouillon||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Diagonally cut carrot slices||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Diagonally cut celery slices||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Ground chuck||1 Pound|
|Soy sauce||1 Tablespoon|
|Powdered ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Chopped onion||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Freshly ground black pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
1. Season the meat with salt and pepper and shape into one-inch balls. In a skillet heat the oil, add the meat balls, a few at a time, and brown on all sides. Remove from the pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook until tender but not browned.
2. Cut the watercress stems into one-eighth-inch lengths and add. Coarsely chop the watercress leaves and reserve.
3. Add the celery, carrots, bean sprouts and bouillon to the skillet, cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, about ten minutes.
4. Blend together the ginger, cornstarch, soy sauce and water. Stir into the vegetable mixture and cook until thickened. Add the meat balls and cook until heated through.