Recipe: Our Crowd Pleaser Meatball Recipe

Recipe: Our Crowd Pleaser Meatball Recipe

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meatball recipe

To have a great meatball recipe in your pocket for December is to have a crowd pleaser, to whip out mid week for the family and visitors that is also good enough to take as a plate to a lunch or dinner.

Our meatball recipe is tried and tested, loved by kids and adults alike. My sister in law brought this dish to a December get together 2 years ago and I quickly stole the recipe, Daisy added her nutritionist tweaks, and it appeared on the Whole Bowl menu soon after.

Serve it with pasta, crunchy bread or a bowl of veggies. This makes enough for 4/5 adults. I double it if I'm taking it to an event.

You will need:

1 cup sourdough breadcrumbs
1 large onion
1 carrot
1 zucchini
1kg grass fed beef mince
2 free range eggs
1/4 cup dried oregano
1/2 cup parmesan
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
700g passata
125ml water (ish)
EVOO to brown
mozzarella to top



  • Grate onions, carrot and zucchini and mix breadcrumbs through, leave for 5 mins to absorb juice
  • mix in a large bowl with mince, eggs, herbs, parmesan, salt and pepper, garlic - massage together and leave to sit for 30 mins
  • heat oven to 180 degrees
  • make the balls
  • brown the balls in evoo in a pan or dutch oven
  • pour some passata on the bottom of a cast iron skillet or baking dish, add the meatballs on top, mix the rest of the passata with some water to thin it out and pour over the meatballs
  • top with mozzarella
  • bake in the oven until the cheese has browned and the sauce is bubbling.


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