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    Default meatballs

    anyone know any good ones?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeautifulMadness View Post
    anyone know any good ones?
    i cheat - i buy rissoles from the local butcher (he makes awesome rissoles) - break them into thirds, roll them up, then cook them in tomato soup in the oven (my bro does same in micro) and serve with mashed spud - divine and oh so easy!

    if DH is in the right kinda mood to make them at home, he uses good quality sausage mince, adds carrot and onion and some season all spicy, makes small balls with flower on them, and same deal...\


    really depends on how you want to cook them to be honest!

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    Sure do! The basic thing with meatballs is to use a basic recipe and expand on it.

    My basic recipe is:

    500gm mince meat/chicken etc
    1 egg
    1/4-1/2 cup breadcrumbs or alternative to...
    salt & pepper

    Anything else is flavouring or added for nutritional benefit....

    Italian Meatballs

    500gm mince red meat
    1 clove garlic crushed
    1 small handful basil chopped
    1 small handful oregano chopped
    1 egg
    1/4 cup linseeds ground (I use this as an alternative to breadcrumbs all the time... for the omega 3)
    1 carrot grated or zucchini

    Mix together and pop into large pan, brown on all sides and then add to a red sauce.

    Meatball red sauce:
    1 large jar passata
    1 clove garlic crushed
    salt & pepper
    oregano
    basil

    Simmer in sauce for 30-40 minutes


    Thai Turkey Meatballs

    500gm turkey mince
    1 clove garlic
    1 egg
    1/4 cup lindseeds ground (you can use wheat bran or breadcrumbs)
    1 carrot grated
    1 zucchini grated
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
    1 handful coriander or 2 tsp dried coriander
    1 tsp grated ginger

    I mix it all up together and pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes and then roll into balls and put in the fry pan with a tiny amount of oil, brown around and then pop into the oven on 180 for 25 minutes.

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    Mince
    Grated onion
    Grated cheese
    Egg
    Bread crumbs
    Tomato paste
    Minced garlic

    All to taste

    I put all that in mine. The cheese sometimes. Then put them in an oven tray with bolognese/pasta sauce over the top & cook like that. Served with spaghetti pasta.
    Yummy

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    Ha, I make mine exactly the same way as you Christy (the plain ones), and then put them in to some sort of tomato sauce. Sometimes I'll put in a bit of a Indian jar sauce too, which is pretty nice.

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    I tend to cheat with these too....we tend to buy good quality Italian Fennel sausages, remove the skins and make meatballs from the filling.

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