Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Meatballs!



Love these meatballs and they are so easy to make. I especially like them on top of steamed veggies like pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot, broccoli and some potato...yum! I make mine using pork mince but you can use beef mince or chicken mince. Also lovely is combining both pork and beef mince, whichever protein you use, the recipe is delicious. My little one loves them too with some mash and peas, she attempts to feed herself but you can just imagine how messy that can be!
The recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes cooking and serves about 4 adults. Enjoy :)

Ingredients

for the balls
500g pork mince
1 spring onion finely chopped including the green bits
1 egg
pepper
handful of coriander finally chopped
a sprinkle of a herb mix (optional)
a gentle sprinkle of dried chili (optional)

for the sauce
a can of chopped tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 small onion finely chopped

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl and using your hands mix them up making sure that all ingredients are combined. Once done, using your hands make into small balls and place on the side.
  2. In a hot pan add a splash of oil and one by one place the balls. Once they are browned on one side, gently turn them around and brown the other side.
  3. Once the balls are nicely brown on all sides, toss in the can of tomatoes, the onion and garlic and half a glass of water. Toss the mixture so all balls are covered in the sauce and let cook on a low heat for 40 minutes, mixing every ten minutes or so
  4. Remove and serve with pasta or veggies or potatoes. You can freeze some too if you have too much. Enjoy
xx