April 20, 2022

Meatball Chow Mein

This chow mein is packed with veggies. I used angel hair hearts of palm noodles for the chow mein, and it turned out better than I had hoped. The meatballs can be made in an air fryer or oven. The teriyaki sauce for the chow mein can be made up to a week ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. This is a meal that will make everyone’s taste buds happy.

Meatball Chow Mein

This is a fun chow mein recipe that uses hearts of palm noodles and a sugar-free teriyaki sauce. It's Whole30 and Paleo compatible.




Chow Mein

  • 2 lbs. ground pork
  • 9 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 T minced ginger root
  • 1/4 C cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-16oz bag frozen stir fry vegetables
  • 2- 12oz packages Palmini hearts of palm angel hair
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 T avocado oil
  • sesame seeds

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 3/4 C coconut aminos
  • 1 1/4 C pineapple juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 T rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp tapioca flour
  • 2 tsp water

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the coconut aminos, pineapple juice, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoons of ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and fish sauce. Bring to a boil.
  2. In a small dish, combine the tapioca flour and the water to make a slurry.
  3. Whisk the slurry into the boiling sauce mixture. Continue whisking until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the pork, 5 minced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, cilantro, green onion, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  5. Use a spring-loaded ice cream scoop to form the pork mixture into meatballs.
  6. To bake the meatballs in the oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the meatballs on a parchment-lined sheet pan and bake for 17-20 minutes.
  7. To bake the meatballs in an air fryer, place the meatballs in the basket and cook at 370 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  8. In a large sauté pan on medium heat, add the avocado oil, 4 minced garlic cloves, and 1 tablespoon minced ginger. Sauté for about 30 seconds until the mixture is fragrant.
  9. Add 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce and the frozen stir fry vegetables. Cook until vegetables are warm, about 7-10 minutes. Add in the noodles and the remainder of the teriyaki sauce. Cook 5-7 additional minutes.
  10. Top the chow mein with sesame seeds and meatballs.
  11. Serve in bowls. Enjoy!


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