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Pork Meatballs Kabobs

"The first time I found out I could make kabobs in the microwave, I was thrilled because cooking on the grill can be such a hassle for just two people," explains Kitty Hernandez of Chicago, Illinois. "The sweet and tangy homemade meatballs are very easy and so tasty."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup crushed chow mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoons plus 3/4 cup apple cider or juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger, divided
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 20 small fresh mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the egg, chow mein noodles, 2 tablespoons cider, soy sauce and 1/4 teaspoon ginger. Crumble pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 20 meatballs.
  • On 10 soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread peppers and mushrooms; add one meatball to both ends of each skewer. Place in an ungreased 11x7-in. microwave-safe dish; set aside.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the cornstarch, vinegar and remaining cider and ginger until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Pour 1/4 cup glaze over the kabobs. Loosely cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning and brushing with drippings every 2 minutes. Serve with remaining glaze.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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  • katlaydee3
    Jun 1, 2013

    I think this might be a lot better if grilled. I couldn't eat more than a few small bites because I couldn't get past the white/gray color of the pork.