Multi-purpose Meatballs

Thus named because they have many uses! Serve with pasta sauce, crumbled on top of pizza or in a sandwich!

I used an ice cream scoop which was about 5cm in diameter & it gave a good sized meatball but do it free hand if you prefer & whatever size you like!

They freeze really well too. Just cool completely, freeze on a baking tray first then pop  in a freezer bag & put them back in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Makes approx 18 meatballs at about 27p each

Prep time: 30mins Cooking time 20 mins

Level: 🍴🍴


  • 500g minced beef
  • 300g sausage meat
  • 60g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt & pepper



Pre-heat the oven to 190C/Fan 170C/Gas 5.

Put the mince & sausage meat into a large mixing bowl along with the tomato puree, egg, breadcrumbs & all the dried herbs & spices. Season with salt & pepper & mix together thoroughly with your hands.






Using an ice cream scoop or free handed roll the mixture into balls about the size of a walnut. Place them on to a lined baking sheet & then into the oven for 20 minutes.






Either use immediately or cool & freeze for up to 2 months.

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