Pork and Peanut Balls

Pork and Peanut Balls

In these pork and peanut balls, the nuts add flavour and an unexpected crunch. And the best thing is that you can cook them in the oven on one tray to avoid mess in the kitchen. Yum. This recipe makes 20 balls – plenty for the whole family.


• 1 cup coriander leaves

• 1 cup blanched peanuts

• 2 spring onions, chopped

• 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger

• ¼ cup sweet chilli sauce

• Zest and juice of 1 lime

• 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

• 450g pork mince

• Salt and pepper

• Optional sweet chilli to dip


1. Place coriander, peanuts, spring onion, and ginger in a food processor and blitz until roughly chopped. Add sweet chilli, lime and sesame seeds and blitz again.

2. Place pork in a medium sized bowl, season with salt and pepper and add peanut mixture, combining well. With damp hands roll mixture into 20 even-sized balls. Refrigerate until needed.

3. Preheat an oven to 180C.

4. Place the balls on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Turn and cook for a further 5 minutes until cooked through. Enjoy!   Credit: https://www.viva.co.nz/article/food-drink/pork-and-peanut-balls-recipe/?ref=recipe