Meatballs

These delicious spicy meatballs are full of flavour and are perfect for a dinner party, and what’s more, no egg is needed!

Cooking time: 5 minutes frying, 30-40 minutes in the oven

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Makes 10 – 12 Meatballs

The Ingredients:

For the Meatballs

  • 250g Pork Mince
  • 250g Beef Mince
  • 1/2 Pepper chopped finely
  • 1 Onion chopped finely
  • 1 Chilli chopped finely
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • Flour to coat the meatballs
  • Oil for frying

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 Onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 medium mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 2 Large Cloves of Garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 250ml Passata

The Method:

  1. Pre heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas mark 5
  2. To make the Meatballs mix in a large bowl the Pork Mince, Beef Mince, Pepper, Onion, Chilli, Chilli Powder, Paprika, Breadcrumbs and the Salt & Pepper until it is all mixed together
  3. Take golf ball sized amounts of the mix and roll them in to balls, these are quite delicate as they have no egg to bind them together, so be gentle!
  4. Roll each of the meatballs in flour
  5. Heat the oil in a frying pan and lightly fry the Meatballs to brown them and seal in the juices
  6. Put the meatballs in to an oven proof dish and set aside
  7. In the same pan that you fried the meatballs, add the Onion, Peppers, Mushrooms and Garlic and lightly brown.
  8. Add the tin of Tomatoes, Chilli Powder, Cayenne Pepper and Passata and cook for a few minutes
  9. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and cover with foil.
  10. Cook in the oven for 30 – 40 minutes, removing the foil 10 minutes before the end to brown.
  11. Serve with Pasta or Rice
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One Response to Meatballs

  1. Sara says:

    Wow the scone recipe is just fantastic, I have a daughter with an egg allergy and I tried this so I can make some next time I see her – and they are just so lovely, they are being eaten before reaching the cake tin!! Carrot cakes next!! Thank you Sara

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