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meatballsMeatballs are such a great thing to make and can be served with a nice onion gravy and rice or with a tomato sauce over pasta like this spaghetti meatballs recipe or for a fantastic home made burger. Finding the right combination of flavors is what it’s all about, so of you like basil, add some. If you like hot and spicy, add a little chili and when you find the perfect combination for your taste, write it down. This is how I like meatballs for a quick dinner.(It make 4 large servings)

What you need


500g lean beef mince
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 eggs
Palm of fresh chopped parsley
Pinch of salt and black pepper
A little oil for frying


½ cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup beef stock
1/2 cup Mrs Balls Apricot Chutney
Butter, about 3 tablespoons

The process

Mix all of the ingredients for the meatballs together in a bowl and form balls about 5cm in diameter.

Brown the meatballs in a hot p[an with a little oil just to colour them and place in a casserole dish.

Heat your oven to 180 Celsius

Soften the onions in a pan with butter over a medium heat, add the stock and chutney and mix well.

Pour the sauce over the meatballs and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. remember to taste the sauce and add salt and pepper if need be.

Serve over rice or with mash.