Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pork and beef balls

Yes, more meatballs! I am a meatball tragic really. This time I made up the meatballs from a combination of minced pork and beef with ginger, garlic and some dried herbs as well as spring onion. For the herbs, I used sage as well as some of the "standard" mixed herbs which contain marjoram, basil, oregano and thyme.

My original plan had been to make fairly big meatballs with an avgolemono sauce. Yes, I am still trying to recreate the Mouries experience.  But time got away from me and I ended up using a ready made tomato sauce that I had on hand. I served it with wholemeal basmati rice, but you could serve it with pasta, or noodles or vegetables or a salad.  I cooked the dish on the top of the stove. But it can also be cooked in 180c oven for about 45 minutes.


500 gr minced pork
500 gr minced beef
2 spring onions
3 cloves of garlic
3 heaped tespoons minced ginger
2-3 teaspoons dry sage 
2-3 teaspooons mixed herbs
Black pepper
Olive oil
500 gr tomato sauce


Place tomato sauce on stove top in a casserole or pan large enough to hold the meatballs as well
Heat slowly 
Place minced pork and beef in mixing bowl
Chop spring onions finely and add to meat
Crush garlic cloves and add to mixture
Crush ginger and add to mixture
Add dried sage and mixed herbs to mixture
Combine the mixture thoroughly using hands
Using a heaped dessert spoon form meatballs
Heat olive oil in a pan and quickly seal the meatballs in batches
Add meatballs to the tomato sauce and simmer until cooked.
Serve and enjoy!

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