Basic meatballs

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Perfect with spag. bol.

4.3/5 These meatballs and a bottle of spaghetti sauce make a perfect spaghetti bolognaise Jerry, aka Chef (talk)

Basic meatballs
Basic meatballs
Servings:Serves 4 to 6 people
Calories per serving:496
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013

These are easy to make and can be utilised with many different flavoured sauces.


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  1. With clean hands, mix the mince, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and mint.
  2. Moisten the bread in the wine or water.
  3. Add bread and egg to meat. Knead well.
  4. Shape into 2.5 cm (1") balls, dust with flour, and saute in hot olive oil until browned and cooked to your liking.

Serving suggestions

Use them to make New York-style stone baked pizza, Meatball pizza or serve them with spaghetti and one of the following sauces.


Add 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flakes for spicy meatballs.

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