Spicy Spanish Meatballs

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  • Takes: 25 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • Serves: 8


  • 2 onion (chopped)
  • 300g mnced beef
  • 1 teasp chopped oregano
  • 1/2 teasp cumin ground
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 chopped red chilli
  • 1 tabsp oilve oil
  • 2 clove chopped garlic
  • 175ml beef stock
  • 400g tinned chopped tomato
  • 1 tabsp Tomato purée
  • 1/2 chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 chopped green pepper
  • 1 tabsp chopped chives


Combine the onion and beef in a mixing bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, oregano, cumin and ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper and mix well.

Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Roll the mixture into balls about 4cm in diameter.

Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the meatballs and fry for 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned. Set aside.

Finely chop the chilli. Heat the oil in a pan. Fry onion, chill and red pepper and garlic. Add in stock, tomatoes, tomato puree, and salt and pepper .Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 10 minutes to heat through. Serve with freshly cooked pasta. Sprinkle with chopped chives .

Herbs like basil and rosemary can be added for extra flavour.