Braised Meatballs with Potatoes and Onions
This is my go-to dish for days when the pantry is near-empty and my mind is blank -- y'know, one of those days when you haven't hit the supermarket for a weekly grocery run yet and when you're too lazy to even think of what to cook for dinner. The meatballs can be made with ground chicken, turkey, pork or beef, or a combination of those, but I always make them with pork because I always make sure to have a supply of ground pork in the freezer for my "emergency" days.
This dish is one of my personal favourites, it just has that homely feeling about it that makes me feel all warm and cuddly inside. My children love it too, I mash up the potatoes and the meatballs and drizzle the lovely sauce over a bowl of rice and that is all that's needed to have them sit quietly at the dinner table (highly unusual! they usually take a bite, and then run off, and then back again for another bite, and run off again) and finish their dinner. Needless to say, this braised meatballs with potatoes and onions is truly a dish that comforts and satisfies. It is also very easily made with items that are staple in a chinese kitchen, with minimal prep work, is ready in less than 20 minutes and tastes even more delicious when kept overnight. You must try it for yourself!