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Easy Aromatic Meatballs

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These are baked allowing some of the fat to drain away and also giving you time to prepare the pasta and sauce while they are baking.


Serves: For 4 servings

  • 125 millilitres wholemeal dried breadcrumbs ()
  • 1 small finely diced onion ()
  • 2 cloves diced garlic
  • 510 grams ground beef (or lamb or pork)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Easy Aromatic Meatballs is a community recipe submitted by Angeldrawers and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Turn oven to 220 C
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, I do it with my hands
  • Roll into balls with wet hands. If you can, place meatballs in a single layer on a grid on top of a baking tray so they can drain
  • Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until halved meatball is no longer pink in the middle
  • While meatballs bake you can cook your pasta and prepare your sauce. Bellissimo!
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