Thursday, 19 February 2009

Great Balls of Fire!

Currently Listening to: "String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110 - Largo" - Dmitri Shostakovich

In an attempt to finish off my fresh pasta before I go training up north this weekend so went to a recipie I learnt when working in a gastro pub.

Meatballs in Tomato and Chilli Sauce and Pasta

I used my usual Tomato and Chilli Sauce and cooked the pasta as I always do, but the meatballs is a first for this blog!

Serves 2 (6-8 meatballs)
  • 120g lean beef mince
  • 120g pork mince
  • 2 tablespoons of fine bread crumbs
  • 1/2 small onion,finely chopped
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 table spoons of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 pinches of black pepper


  1. Mix all indgredients together and form in balls about 2" in diameter
  2. Place on grill pan and grill on high for about 12-15min turning regularly
  3. Put in pan with sauce and warm through
  4. Serve with pasta

Anyway, got to keep this short as I have a lot of work still to do... oh the joys of being a student :(


Jules said...

I'm yet to find the perfect meatball recipe so will have to try your recipe. I'm intrigued, why do you add water to the meatballs?

Mike said...

The water helps it bond... don't know why... that's just the way we used to do them in the pub.

kazari said...

Always up for a good meatball recipe. Thanks!
I've never added water before, either : )

Mike said...

To be fair I've never done it without water... was just the way I was told to. I added a bit of parmesan to the mix tonight, it worked very nicely!