Tuesday, 7 January 2014

My mum's "not Italian but still super tasty" meatballs

I don't think you can beat a personalised gift. It shows that so much thought and love has gone in to something, and for Christmas my mum got me a great one!

A recipe book handwritten with some of her favourite recipes with room to write my own. Something that I'll pass on to Ava when she's older. (Please excuse the awful photos, my kitchen is so dark and really not blog friendly!)

I wanted to share one of the recipes with you, my mum's amazing meatballs, it's something I remember my mum making for my brothers and I as a child and we used to love them, it's Nathan's favourite dish when we go to visit them aswell. It's so tasty and super easy to make!

For the meatballs:

250g lean mince beef
1 onion
1 garlic clove
2 slices bread

For the sauce:

1 tin of tomatoes
1 tbsp ketchup
2 glugs of worcester sauce
2 tsps tomato purée
pinch of sugar
1 glug olive oil
1 tbsp flour


1-Make your breadcrumbs first by putting them into a food processor and setting to one side.

2- Place your onion and garlic into your food processor and blend until finely chopped, add the mince and blend together.

3-Empty into a bowl and tip in the breadcrumbs

4-Form the meat into small balls and place on a baking tray. Roast in the oven for about half an hour.

5- Mix all of the sauce ingredients in the food processor and put into a saucepan.

6- Once the meatballs are cooked add them to the sauce and bring to the boil.

Serve with pasta & parmesan

The meatballs can also be frozen before roasting if you have made too many.

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