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How to make meatballs video

How to make meatballs video

Learn how to make basic meatballs in just four easy steps, then get creative by adding your own embellishments - such as herbs, spices, grated cheese or vegetables.


Combine meat, egg and breadcrumbs

In a large bowl, place about 675g, or 1 1/2 lb, of the mince of your choice: beef, pork, turkey, veal or a combination.

Add 2 beaten eggs.

And 60g, or 2 oz, of fresh breadcrumbs.


If the breadcrumbs are dry, rehydrate them in a little milk or stock until they're softened. Then squeeze out the liquid, and add to the meat mixture.


Add seasoning

Flavour the mix with a teaspoon each of salt and pepper. If you’re following a recipe - or you want to add a specific flavour such as garlic, oregano or thyme to your meatballs - add it now.


Mix it together

Use your hands or a couple of forks to mix the ingredients lightly so the mince doesn’t compact too much.


Shape the meatballs

Scoop up a portion of the mince mixture, and roll it lightly between the palms of your hands to make a ball.

To get same-sized meatballs:

Use an ice cream scoop to create uniform portions—the meatballs will look great in a dish and cook evenly too.If your recipe calls for mini meatballs, use a smaller scoop for bite-sized meatballs. These are perfect for party nibbles or to use in soup.


Add meatballs to a hearty tomato sauce and pour over pasta for a family friendly dish. Or simmer mini meatballs in an Asian-inspired sauce for a fast-and-easy party nibble.

Time-saving tip:

Once you’ve cooked and cooled the meatballs, freeze batches of them—then just thaw and re-heat for a home-cooked meal in minutes!

Watch the video: How to Make Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs. Spaghetti Recipe. (January 2022).