Teriyaki Meatballs on Noodles

I love a party.

I love pasta.

So when I heard from Ruth that Presto Pasta Nights was turning 5 (5!!!) I had to join the fun.

I've hosted this event a few times in the last 5 years but have been sadly remiss in participating lately.

We don't eat as much pasta any more. 

I still love it….

But mon mari is a T1 diabetic, and the carbs in pasta are more difficult for him to deal with than the carbs in rice or potatoes.  

No, We don't know why.  For some it's pizza; for some it's potatoes; for him it's pasta.

I still manage to get my pasta fix on occasion…

And this was a particularly worthy dish….

Oriental Meatballs
Teriyaki Meatballs on Noodles

10oz (300gr) ground beef
1 egg
3 tbs crumbs
1 tbs ketchup
1 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs Teriyaki sauce
1 tbs sherry
2 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp chili powder
1 onion, chopped
2 rips celery, sliced
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
1/2 green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup sherry
2 tbs Teriyaki sauce
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbs water
3.5oz (100gr) udon noodles

Cook noodles according to package directions.
Meatballs:  Whisk egg.  Add all ingredients except beef to egg and mix well.  Add beef and mix well.  Form into meatballs, about 1" (5cm) in diameter.  Heat 1 cup broth and sherry in a large nonstick skillet.  Add meatballs, cover and simmer until cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Sauce: In another skillet, heat oil. Add chili powder and sauté briefly. Add onion, garlic, celery, carrot and pepper. Sauté until tender and onion is transparent, 8 – 10 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup broth, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender.
When meatballs are done Transfer poaching stock to the vegetables.  Bring to a boil.  Add the cornstarch, stirring until thickened.  Add the drained noodles and heat through if needed.   

 If you have a pasta dish to add to the party, get the details for joining at Presto Pasta Nights… and check back on Friday for all the lovely pasta dishes.

9 thoughts on “Teriyaki Meatballs on Noodles”

  1. have you tried pastas made from things other than wheat? maybe it’s the glutuen in the wheat pastas? just a thought…
    the dish looks YUMMY x2!

  2. Too bad about Ton Mari’s diabetes. It’s hard to find a replacement for pasta. That said, this one looks wonderful. Thanks for being such a super PPNer over the years.

  3. Gayle, he does fine with bread so I’m not sure that would help… but it’s worth a try, thanks for the idea.
    Christine, we love meatballs, too – all kinds!
    Marina, thanks!
    manningroad, it was a taste celebration LOL
    Baker Street – thanks…. we were happy
    Ruth, he had his pancreas removed – instant Type 1. Thanks for remembering me!

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