Spicy Meatballs

Spicy Meatballs

An easy recipe for simple and delicious spicy meatballs.  My kids all love these!  On busy weeks, I buy a fresh pasta sauce to accompany but of course, you can easily make your own too.  Serve with spaghetti.

This recipe makes around 25 small meatballs - my 3 boys demolished all of them in one sitting but I had hoped to freeze some for another easy weekday meal.  I would suggest making double and freezing half!

500g beef mince (you could also use minced chicken, turkey, pork or lamb)
2 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4-5 teaspoons Goan Spice Pot (or use other blends for a milder result)
1 fresh chilli, chopped - leave out if your household prefers mild
Fresh coriander, a handful, chopped
1 egg, beaten
50g breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tbsp oil, for frying the meat balls


  1. Heat oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.
  2. Mix the mince in a bowl with the onions, garlic, chilli (if using), spices and coriander.
  3. Add the beaten egg, breadcrumbs and salt, then mix again.  
  4. Shape the mixture into approx 25 small meatballs, about the size of pingpong ball.
  5. Heat the oil in the frying pan over a medium heat.  Add the meatballs and cook for around 5 minutes, turning until golden brown.  (If your frying pan is small, do this in batches). Place them on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 mins.
  6. Remove from the oven. Leave them to cool a little.  Serve on spaghetti, with a rich tomato sauce.

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