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Ridiculously easy Meatballs with Sweet and Sour sauce

These meatballs are sooooo simple to make and are practically fail safe, great for flatmates who can’t cook or nights you just want something simple.


The quantities really needn’t be exact… I tend to muck around with the sauce, tasting as I go.


100g premium beef mince (or more if you want more… but if you increase the mince quantity, remember you’ll need more of everything)

1/4  diced onion

1/4 cup breadcrumbs or rolled oats

1 tablespoon flour

1/3 cup tomato sauce

1 desert spoon vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Garlic salt

Cracked pepper

Mix together mince, onion and breadcrumbs, I find it’s easier to use wet hands rather than a wooden spoon or food processor. In a separate bowl mix into a smooth paste flour, 2 tablespoons water, salt and pepper.

Now is the fun part…. where you can jazz up this recipe by adding ingredients to the mince mixture. We’ve added… diced capsicum, a small amount of diced chilli, parsley, spring onion and crushed garlic. As with most things the choice is YOURS! Not feeling jazz? then just use the recipe as is.

Add the smooth paste to the meat mixture.

Shape the mixture into meatballs and place in a pie dish or baking tray. Some people prefer to use a muffin tray to help the meatballs retain their shape… adding the sauce when serving. I prefer to let the meatballs cook a while in the sauce.

Bake meatballs at 200c for 10-15mins

In a saucepan add the tomato sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and garlic salt and bring to the boil.

Pour sauce over the meatballs in the pie dish (or when serving) and bake a further 15mins.

Serve however you please, personally I prefer to serve with steamed veggies.