4 servings

An Asian spin on spaghetti and meatballs, these pork and beef balls are nestled atop spicy rice noodles flavored with lime, garlic, and fish sauce. Try grinding 2/3 pound shrimp as a substitute for the pork mixture; the shrimp cooks in just 6 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Add beef and pork; pulse to combine.

Step 2

Divide meat mixture into 12 equal portions, shaping each into a (1-inch) ball. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook 10 minutes or until meatballs are done, browning on all sides.

Step 3

Cook noodles in boiling water 6 minutes; drain. Combine warm water and next 5 ingredients (water through 4 garlic cloves), stirring with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Combine basil, cilantro, and mint. Divide noodles evenly among 4 plates; top each serving with 3 meatballs. Drizzle each serving with about 1/3 cup sauce; sprinkle with about 2 teaspoons herb mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

May 09, 2013
We like this a lot and I think it's better than the Ginger Pork Noodles recipe that's also on the website (tho it's good too). This one has a nice sauce and lots of flavor. I also prefer the thin noodles. We always use more ginger and more red pepper, but that's just a personal preference. I sometimes make this with all pork, sometimes with pork/turkey, and someday I'll try the shrimp idea.

luv2cats72's Review

June 11, 2012

carolfitz's Review

April 07, 2012
Very good. Prepped & assembled to recipe, forming meatballs in the morning so it all came together pretty quickly in the evening. Only change we made was to put less sauce on the noodles when we plated, with the rest at the table. Very flavorful. Served with snow pea pods and a napa cabbage/red bell pepper salad with sesame-ginger dressing.

tara31's Review

July 03, 2010
We made the meatballs with a lb. of shrimp and they turned out great! The sauce was fabulous served over udon noodles - don't skip the fresh herbs!

Katherine5's Review

February 20, 2009
Really great flavors. Is a keeper recipe. I will probably substitute ground turkey for the beef and keep the pork for flavor.

dory92064's Review

November 15, 2008
Outstanding flavors -- thai like flavor. No changes to recipe. Definitely a keeper.