Easy Meatballs Recipe

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Meatballs are a family favourite – they’re easy to make, they’re versatile and they taste delicious.

Meatballs are a family favourite – they’re easy to make, they’re versatile and they taste delicious.

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This is a very simple recipe for high protein, healthy meatballs in a rich tomato and basil sauce.

The great thing about meatballs is that they are very versatile and you could use different mince if you like, we sometimes use this turkey mince for variety and you can also play around with the herbs and spices too.

Sometimes a little chilli mixed in with the meatballs gives it a great kick or you can add some wine to the sauce for extra richness too. If you cook these, don’t forget to leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this page or send us a photo on Twitter or Instagram!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%
Protein 42g84%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins
 1 egg
 25 g breadcrumbs
 2 garlic cloves
 1 red onion, chopped
 2 tbsp mixed herbs
 500 g lean steak mince
 1 tsp olive oil
 400 g chopped tomatoes
 splash of water
 salt and pepper
 handful freshly chopped basil
1

In a large bowl crack and whisk the egg then add the breadcrumbs, 1 of your garlic cloves, half the onion, the mixed herbs and the mince.

2

Roll up your sleeves and mix everything through with your hands before rolling the mixture into meatballs so that each meatball is around half the size of a squash ball.

3

Set the meatballs aside and heat the olive oil in a large frying pan on a low heat and add the meatballs and cook for around 10 minutes . You may need to fry these in batches if you can’t fit them all in your frying pan.

4

Once cooked, remove from the pan and set aside.

5

Add the remaining half onion and garlic clove to the pan and fry for around a minute. Add a splash of water to the pan and scrape any ‘bits’ off the bottom. Add the chopped tomatoes, stir through then add the meatballs back to the pan, coat with the sauce then cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes

6

Add the basil and simmer for a further 2 minutes before serving.

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Easy Meatballs Recipe

Ingredients

 1 egg
 25 g breadcrumbs
 2 garlic cloves
 1 red onion, chopped
 2 tbsp mixed herbs
 500 g lean steak mince
 1 tsp olive oil
 400 g chopped tomatoes
 splash of water
 salt and pepper
 handful freshly chopped basil

Directions

1

In a large bowl crack and whisk the egg then add the breadcrumbs, 1 of your garlic cloves, half the onion, the mixed herbs and the mince.

2

Roll up your sleeves and mix everything through with your hands before rolling the mixture into meatballs so that each meatball is around half the size of a squash ball.

3

Set the meatballs aside and heat the olive oil in a large frying pan on a low heat and add the meatballs and cook for around 10 minutes . You may need to fry these in batches if you can’t fit them all in your frying pan.

4

Once cooked, remove from the pan and set aside.

5

Add the remaining half onion and garlic clove to the pan and fry for around a minute. Add a splash of water to the pan and scrape any ‘bits’ off the bottom. Add the chopped tomatoes, stir through then add the meatballs back to the pan, coat with the sauce then cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes

6

Add the basil and simmer for a further 2 minutes before serving.

Easy Meatballs Recipe