Fruity pork meatballs

Fruity pork meatballs

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Prep: 2 mins Cook: 18 mins


Serves 4
With just four ingredients these fruity meatballs are on the table in 20 minutes. Serve with a side of mash for a speedy supper.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal235
  • fat13g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.54g
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  • 300g pack meatball (we like Waitrose organic)
  • 3 tbsp caramelised onion marmalade or onion chutney
  • 300g vegetable stock
  • 2 red apples, cored and thickly sliced



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  1. In a large, non-stick frying pan, brown the meatballs for 2 mins over a high heat. Stir in the onion marmalade, stock and apples, then bring to the boil.

  2. Simmer for about 15 mins until the apples and pork are cooked and the sauce has thickened. Spoon the meatballs and sauce over mash or a jacket potato.

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8th Nov, 2018
Tasty. It's very rich though
22nd Feb, 2018
I made this last night with homemade meatballs. It is very quick and easy to make. It was very tasty but the sauce was a bit too watery.
25th May, 2011
This was ok. It's easy to make. 2 apples is too much I find. Use good quality onion marmalade - I'm sure it makes a difference.
15th Mar, 2011
Did this last night, and was delicious. We made our own meatballs with pork mince, red onion, sage and Worcester sauce. Would suggest making a little more gravy than in the recipe. We weren't sure whether the apple would work well, but sure enough, was lush.
7th Jul, 2010
This is so easy & delicious. I use veggie meatballs, don't be stingy with the onion marmalade. Quick mid week meal, just what we want.
21st Apr, 2009
Great. A whole onion might be a little much for the home made meatballs - makes them fall apart rather easily - but the great taste more than made up for it. This, and mash with peas and a little Philadelphia in, was perfect for two, not four!
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19th Sep, 2008
Really easy and quick to make. Ideal as mid week meal.
27th Aug, 2008
Nice family dinner. I used homemade meatballs made with half pork, half beef mince, breadcrumbs and an egg. The meatballs needed to be turned over half way through cooking to cook evenly in the liquid. I will try with pears next time.
17th Aug, 2008
I love that there are only four ingredients to this recipe - especially seeing as we always have apples in, and veg stock in the cupboard, and the ammount of onion marmalade required is half a jar meaning it nicely makes two lots of this recipe without having any left over to waste. On top of all that - it's delicious!
25th Apr, 2008
This is a very easy recipe & simple to do. I used the ready cooked swedish meatballs which worked equally as well.


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