Herby Meatballs

Herby meatballs in a garlic and chilli tomato sauce.

  • Serves 4.
  • 5 minutes prep time.
  • 20 minutes to cook.
Herby Meatballs



For the meatballs:

450g minced beef

120g breadcrumbs

4 tbsp each parsley, coriander and chives, plus extra to garnish

1 egg, beaten

4 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

black pepper

For the sauce:

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp Very Lazy Garlic

1 tsp Very Lazy Red Chillies

2 tins chopped tomatoes

1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped

1 chicken stock cube, crumbled


1. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, herbs, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and some black pepper. Use your hands to shape into meatballs.

2. Heat up the olive oil in a large frying pan (for which you have a lid) and sear the meatballs well on all sides for about 5 minutes (or until golden). Remove from the pan and set aside. Pour away the oil and wipe the pan clean.

3. Place the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, Very Lazy Garlic and Very Lazy Red Chillies in the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, thyme and stock cube and cook for 5 minutes on a high heat.

4. Add the meatballs back to the pan and simmer gently, covered, for 5 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through. serve sprinkled with extra herbs.

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