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Get Ready for Battle with Chanko Nabe, a Healthy Meatball Stew

This recipe comes directly from Mongolian Sumo champion Byamba Ulambyar.

by Munchies Staff
Apr 6 2017, 2:00pm

Among the 10,000 calories worth of food consumed daily by some sumo wrestlers are meatballs—lots of meatballs.

This recipe comes directly from Mongolian sumo champion Byamba Ulambyar, and is surprisingly lean. The meatballs themselves are made from pork, egg, and miso paste, but the soup is also chock full of cabbage, bok choy, tofu, and carrots, meaning that it's pretty healthy for wrestlers and non-wrestlers alike.

RECIPE: Chanko-Nabe

It's the perfect dish to fuel up for battle, in or outside of the sumo ring.