• meatballs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 300 grams beef mince
  • 200 grams pork mince
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 2 eggs (or 1 large egg)
  • 1/2 bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (or ½ tspn dried oregano)
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 400 grams tomatoes (tinned)
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NutritionView more



Calories450Calories from Fat270
Total Fat30g46%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat1g
Calories from Fat270
Total Carbohydrate11g4%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Page M. 28 days ago
It was AMAZING! Loved it!
Ed Cheung 15 Aug
It was great. Easy to make and delicious.
Alicia C. 14 Mar
great and awesome and amazing and orgasmic
Laurie W. 7 Feb
Delicious recipe. We misread the recipe and put minced onion and tomato paste in the meatballs. We also added grated Parmesan cheese. The recipe makes a huge amount. We plan to freeze some and use the others for meatball sandwiches.
Arley 20 Dec 2017
Meatballs were awesome! Didn’t make the sauce used my own sauce recipe.
Tom Bogdanski 27 Aug 2017
Came out great very moist and soft but not crumbly maintains its shape
Diane N. 14 Jul 2017
Perfect , need to double the and recipe and freeze half uncooked for a gourmet dinner with drive thru time.
Sarah Beavan 25 Jun 2017
Made it with just beef and without fennel. Turned out really well, and if your supermarket is like mine and is out of ricotta, use an extra egg or two, until it seems like a nice texture. Worked as a great base tho and looking forward to remaking properly
Poppy W. 14 Jun 2017
Great...added more fennel and herbs....
Sally Engram 10 Jun 2017
I am cooking for my son's rehearsal dinner. My husband told me to make a second batch after he tasted the meatballs and sauce. Fantastic flavor. A real keeper!
Janice H. 4 May 2017
Delicious.......My family asked for second helpings. I will definitely make this again. I wouldn't change anything.
Yaprak Y. 14 Apr 2017
This recipe turned out great. I added cheese please see the pic I attached. I will definetely will do it again, higly recommended.
Daphney B. 17 Apr 2016
It turned out beautifully, my family loves it. It was easy to make and I would love to make again. I put pasta in the mix and it was great
Rebekah E. 11 Apr 2016
Delicious a hint of sweet but yet tongue tingling!!! Just what I love!! Adding it to family favorites