Spicy Meatballs

3.3/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 20 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Spicy Meatballs

Mince is very cheap indeed but do take care, some so called economy mince can have as much as 30% fat and gristle minced in.

It does make sense to buy 10% fat or steak mince that has hardly any fat at all, its slightly more expensive, but far better for you and will taste a lot nicer. I had a version of this dish once in Greece very good it was to.


  • 500g mince
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g spinach
  • 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • Simple Braised Rice

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  • Place the mince, onion, egg white, garlic, thyme, tomato puree, honey & Worcester sauce into a bowl and mix well.
  • Form into about 16 small balls.
  • Heat the butter in a frying pan and add the balls, cook on all sides for about 10 minutes. They will be nice browned
  • When cooked remove from the pan and add the spinach and second lot of Worcester sauce. 
  • Cook until the spinach is wilted, then add the meat balls back and coat well.
  • Serve with braised rice.

Phil's Tips

Brilliant with Simple Braised Rice