Variation On A Classic Dish

Asian Meatballs with Cherries

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Asian Meatballs with Cherries

Asian Meatballs with Cherries - Fruity and savory combination

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35 min.

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Nutritional values

In terms of anti-aging, cherries are a perfect partner: Their high content of antioxidants effectively slows down aging processes of our skin and ensures smooth tissue. Beef is a good source of vitamins from the B group, which are important for our nerves, brain and energy metabolism.

If fresh sour cherries are not in season, you can also use frozen fruit that has already been stoned. However, take a look at the list of ingredients, because added sugar is often lurking here.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie457 cal.(22 %)
Protein23 g(23 %)
Fat24 g(21 %)
Carbohydrates40 g(27 %)
Sugar added4 g(16 %)
Roughage4.2 g(14 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin K3.7 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin10.9 mg(91 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate64 μg(21 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin7.7 μg(17 %)
Vitamin B₁₂4 μg(133 %)
Vitamin C9 mg(9 %)
Potassium553 mg(14 %)
Calcium36 mg(4 %)
Magnesium66 mg(22 %)
Iron3.7 mg(25 %)
Iodine7 μg(4 %)
Zinc5.5 mg(69 %)
Saturated fatty acids8.9 g
Uric acid135 mg
Cholesterol124 mg


7 ¼ ozs Sour cherry
12 ozs Ground beef
2 ozs whole grain breadcrumbs (2 TBSP.)
1 egg yolk
½ tsp ground Cumin
½ tsp ground Coriander
½ tsp cinnamon
1 generous pinch ground allspice
2 Tbsps olive oil
1 shallot
1 Tbsp butter
2 cloves
1 Cinnamon stick
1 Tbsp honey
6 Tbsps Cherry juice
7 ½ ozs whole wheat pita bread (or wholewheat flatbread)
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Preparation steps


Wash the sour cherries, cut them in half, and pit them. Mix meat with breadcrumbs, egg yolk, salt, pepper, and ground spices. Form 12 balls about 1-inch in size from the spiced meat mixture.


Heat oil in a frying pan and fry meatballs on all sides over medium heat for about 7-8 minutes. Then remove and drain the meatballs on paper towels.


At the same time, peel the shallot and dice finely. Heat butter in a pan, and sauté shallots in it for 3 minutes at low heat. Add cherries, cloves, and cinnamon stick, drizzle with honey and let caramelize for 2 minutes. Then deglaze with cherry juice and let everything simmer for 10 minutes at low heat. Remove the whole spices from the sauce.


Lightly crush the cherries. Add meatballs to the sauce and simmer for another 4 minutes. Then serve with the bread.