Sesame-Meatball Stir-Fry


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes3 to 4 servings
*PLUS Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 1 lime

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 4 tsp dark sesame oil

  • 1 tsp granulated sugar

  • 1/2 tsp hot chili-garlic sauce

  • 1 tsp cornstarch

  • 1/2 kg frozen cooked meatballs

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 1 zucchini

  • 1 celery stalk


  • Squeeze 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice into a small bowl. Stir in soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, chili-garlic sauce and cornstarch. Set aside. Lightly oil a large frying pan. Set over medium heat. When hot, add meatballs. Stir often until browned, about 6 min.

  • Meanwhile, cut pepper into thick strips. Slice zucchini into thin rounds. Coarsely chop celery. Once meatballs are browned, add vegetables and a little more oil, if needed, to pan.

  • Increase heat to medium-high. Stir-fry until zucchini starts to soften, 3 min. Stir soy sauce mixture, then pour into pan. Stir constantly until sauce is bubbly, 1 to 2 min. Spoon over rice.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 401, Protein 21.9g, Carbohydrates 16.5g, Fat 27.6g, Fibre 1.6g, Sodium 1655mg.

Frozen cooked meatballs are a time saver in this 15-minute dinner fix.