baked Meatballs

Recipe – Quick and Tasty Baked Meatballs

I asked my kids what they wanted for Valentine’s Day supper…Guess who was making 1kg of meatballs on Valentine’s morning 🙋🏽‍♀️

They came out really great though so here’s my recipe for you to try. You can halve the ingredients for a single meal.


▫️ 1kg of beef mince

▫️ 1 small onion

▫️ 5 medium garlic cloves

▫️ A handful of coriander

▫️ 1 egg

▫️ 2 carrots

▫️ Robertson’s Rustic garlic and herb spice


▪️ peel the onion and garlic and chuck it into a food processor with the coriander. Stop when the onion is chopped up into tiny bits. Don’t let it turn into a paste.

▪️ next add the onion mix to a large bowl and crack in one egg.

▪️ peel and then finely grate the carrots (using the smallest holes on the grater) and add to the onion mix.

▪️ use half a sachet of the garlic and herb spice.

Meatball seasoning

▪️ lastly add in the mince and mix well. You can season with some salt and pepper if you like.

▪️ roll out the balls (I got about 45 meatballs from this) and leave in the fridge for half an hour

▪️ heat the oven to 180degrees and bake the meatballs for 20-30 minutes turning half way through. Break one at the halfway point to gauge how much longer it needs to cook.

Meatballs ready to be baked

I don’t often sing my own praises but these were pretty damn good! So good in fact that I didn’t even get a chance to take a plated pic of the cooked meatballs 😂 Sorry!!



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4 thoughts on “Recipe – Quick and Tasty Baked Meatballs

  1. These look amazing! Definitely going to give them a try 😊 This may be a rookie question….but no breadcrumbs? I’ve never made meatballs, but always heard breadcrumbs are needed, which is why I’ve never made them 🙈 Megan xx


    1. I also thought that until one day I just left it out as a test and the meatballs came out perfectly. The crumbs are used to keep the meatballs bound but leaving them in the fridge for a while before frying seems to do the same job 😘


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