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Quick and Easy Beer Meatballs.

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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More effort


12 meatballs

This is a quick version of an old southern classic

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  • 500 grms of Minced Steak
  • 250 ml of beer - premium ideally
  • 250 ml Ketchup
  • 200 ml Passata (or just use more ketchup)
  • 2 tspns Garlic Powder
  • 100 grams dark brown sugar
  • Salt and Pepper seasoning
  • 50 grams of cheddar (chopped into 12 small lumps)


  1. 1 Mix the mince with the garlic powder, salt and pepper and roll into a ball - push a small lump of cheddar into the center, seal and repeat until you have around 12 meatballs.

  2. Gently brown the balls in a frying pan until they are browned all over.

  3. Mix the passata, beer, ketchup and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil then lower the heat to a gentle simmer.

  4. Add the browned meatballs and slowly simmer for around 30 minutes, then serve with either rice or pasta -

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