Spicy meatballs

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 6
These are great to make with the kids. Teach them about handling raw meat and using different flavours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal173
  • fat5g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.35g
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Ingredients

  • 500g minced chicken, turkey, lamb, beef or pork
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 medium onion
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed or chopped
  • 2 tsp mild or medium curry powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • ½ tsp paprika or cayenne pepper
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 50g fresh breadcrumb
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

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.

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Comments (46)

angiechong's picture
4

Great recipe! I used minced turkey and like a lot of the others, I added a little more spice and also salt! I used passata for the sauce which was really lovely.

artyness's picture
4

Made these recently, lush but do need the added spices to give enough flavour for my taste but will make again :-)

gem090383's picture

I made this tonight and really enjoyed it I did have to add an extra tin of tomatos as it dried out a little, next time i would add more spices, to give them an extra bit of a kick, they were delicious!

sirild's picture
3

Had to add more of the spices, plus dried chilli flakes, salt & pepper. Made them saucy, served with potato wedges and crunchy fine green beans. Will make again.

thebestnina's picture
4

My husband loves it. Its good with spicy couscous and some vegies.

lilypod's picture

This recipe is fantastic it can for a midweek meal or put on a buffet, I have done both and everyone really enjoyed them. Highly recommened.

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