Spicy meatballs

Spicy meatballs

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

These are great to make with the kids. Teach them about handling raw meat and using different flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
173
protein
23g
carbs
10g
fat
5g
saturates
10g
fibre
1g
sugar
1g
salt
0.35g

Ingredients

  • 500g minced chicken, turkey, lamb, beef or pork
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped
  • 2 tsp mild or medium curry powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp paprika or cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  2. Put the mince into the mixing bowl. Add the onions, garlic, curry powder, cumin, garam masala, paprika or cayenne pepper and coriander, then mix well. By adding these spices, you’ll get a delicious flavour without having to add any salt.
  3. Add the beaten egg and breadcrumbs, then mix again.
  4. Divide the meat mixture into 15-18 evensized pieces and shape into balls (they should be about the size of a walnut). Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat so you don’t transfer any germs that may be on the meat to other food or equipment.
  5. Heat the oil in the frying pan over a medium heat and add the meatballs using a spoon. Cook them for 5 mins, turning until golden brown. Remove from the pan and place them on to the tray. Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins.
  6. Remove from the oven. Remember to use oven gloves! Allow to cool slightly and serve with a fresh, crisp green salad, some pitta bread and tomato salsa.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2007

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dwatson27's picture

Great recipe. I didn't call it spicy meatballs when I described it to my adult daughter as I knew she would say she wouldn't like it for her lunch. I just called it meatballs in sauce ( I followed the tip above to make a sauce). She took some to work for her lunch and loved it. I'm not keen on meatballs but my husband and myself really enjoyed this recipe!
5 stars

kindal's picture

I kept to your recipe and im glad i did it was very taste I will be making this meal again thankyou :=)))

bethanyjane's picture
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Made them with Moroccan spices and they were delicious!

claire-row's picture
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I only made enough meatballs for two, they were delicious, served with rice and peas.

guiney14's picture

My son who is 8 and I made this receipe last night. The whole family loved it even my 4 yr old!! If I was making his just for my husband and I I would make it more spicy, but this receipe was perfect for the kids.

emmaleg's picture
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This is a really good way to perk up turkey mince which can be a bit lacking in flavour - the spices mean that you don't need to add much salt but they are definitely better with a bit of sauce to add moisture! I didn't bother frying them - it's not needed, why make extra washing up ;-)

elliehutchins's picture
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I followed the instructions using turkey mince, but found the resluting meatballs to be too dry and too solid.

elliehutchins's picture
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I followed the instructions using turkey mince, but found the resluting meatballs to be too dry and too solid.

iruz88's picture
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I made this a few days back for my boyfriend. I served with it noodles. I didn't had any greens to add to the noodles. So I added some food coloring to some noodles(a handful of noodles) and it worked really well. So this recipe is a super recipe. I also added more of dried chilli flakes and some extra pinch of salt too.Now I don't have to go for processed meatball packs. I can make my own.. :) !!! Thanks all the way..!!!!

ceiswyn's picture
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The meatballs also go nicely with a dab of natural yoghurt on the side.

suefry's picture
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Our favourite meatballs - but do need seasoning and extra spice. My husband loves making a meatball sandwich out of the leftovers the next day. Usually use lamb but beef is ok too.

wakeywildcats's picture

Made this last night and it was lovely. I did add more of the spices and was glad I did, because it would have been bland as mentioned by JMOD1720. Also added a touch of black pepper.

schadylady's picture
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Very tasty. I do not use curry powder, so added more garam masala, which is of course mixed spices anyway, so why buy yet another spice mix?? We did like these, and served with a pilau rice and dall.

charlielounda's picture
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FABULOUS AND SO EASY

stormyraincloud's picture

These are delicious. I make them with turkey mince, and do a tomatoey sauce and pasta with them. Absolutely wonderful :)

ourmoyra's picture

Are the 'fat content' stats correct?? 5g fat and 10g of saturated fat.??? Sorry, but I have to watch the fat content in stuff

cocovanilla's picture
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Quite good and I found the recipe spicy enough. Might make this again!

anna258's picture
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Great for the whole family! easy to make! make sure to not make them too big so they are crunchy!! I made it with sauce and added some spice to the sauce to add more flavour and we had it with pasta (penne)

delish!!

rebeccalovestocook's picture

I will be making these tonight...watch this space.

gilliebeans's picture
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Made this last night and after reading other comments added hot curry powder and 1 tsp of cayenne instead of half, salt and black pepper. Also fried the meatballs in chilli oil and they were very good. Even Mike (who can eat Vindaloo) said they were very tasty.

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