Rich Spicy Meatballs

A man sized portion of gorgeous Italian meatballs this recipe is low in fat and only 258 calories per portion.

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Rich spicy meatballs

Nutritional Info

Fat per serving
10.6 g
Calories per serving


  • For the meatballs
  • 400g minced pork
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp vegetable stock powder
  • handful of brown breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • For the sauce
  • 500g tomato passata
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place all the meatball ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well, or place in a food processor and process for a finer blend. Divide the mixture into 20 golfball-sized balls.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan and dry-fry the meatballs, browning them on all sides. Add the passata, basil and honey, and season with black pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes, adding water if required.
  3. Serve the meatballs and sauce with a selection of mixed vegetables and boiled new potatoes.


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peari (on Friday, July 30, 2010)
regarding metal spoon maybe rosemary should do non stick cutlery set to go with pan
Bizzy_Mizzy_Dizzy (on Tuesday, March 9, 2010)
Looks absolutely delicious! Glad Dean has problems with the food processor at time - me too! BTW Mum's the word regarding the metal spoon :)

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