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Homemade spicy meatballs

Homemade spicy meatballs

These spicy meatballs are delicious baked and served with soured cream and a sprinkling of fresh parsley and mint. Or enjoy them stirred into Pasta with Tomato Sauce.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes


1 onion, chopped

1 small leek, finely chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

750g lean minced beef

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp English mustard powder

A pinch of cumin seeds

1 dessertspoon coriander seeds, crushed

75g wholemeal breadcrumbs

75g cooked wild rice

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons plain flour

Soured cream, fresh parsley and mint, to serve


Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.

Sweat the onion and leek in the oil until soft, but don’t let them colour.

Mix all the other ingredients together in a bowl, stir in the onion and leek, and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Shape the mixture into small balls, roll in a little plain flour, drizzle with olive oil and bake 10-12 minutes, until golden.

Top with dollops of soured cream and a sprinkle of torn fresh parsley and mint, and serve with a green salad or vegetables. Or for hearty appetites, stir into pasta with tomato sauce.

Related recipe
Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan


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