MEATBALLS WITH SAUCES
A meatball is ground meat rolled into a ball, sometimes along with other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, minced onion, eggs, butter, and seasoning.
Meatballs are cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce.
There are many types of meatballs using different types of meats and spices.
The term is sometimes extended to meatless versions based on vegetables or fish;
the latter are also commonly known as fishballs.
500g mince meat
2 rashers bacon
1 chopped onion
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
Chop the bacon up and mix it into the mince meat.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix all together.
Make mince balls and place into a buttered oven proof dish.
Pour one of the following sauces over:
MUSTARD or TOMATO SAUCE
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons maizena
• 2 teaspoons mustard
• 1/2 cup vinegar
• 1 tablespoon margarine
• 1 teaspoon oregano
• 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
Mix sugar, maizena, mustard with the vinegar and melted margarine.
For tomato sauce 1 cup of tomato sauce can be added.
• 1 onion chopped or more
• 1 tablespoon cooking oil
• 1 tablespoon curry powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 tablespoons maizena
• 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
• 1/4 cup vinegar
• 1 cup pineapple pieces
• 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)
Fry onion in oil and add the rest of the ingredients.
Boil for 5 min.
Pour sauce over the meatballs and bake for 1 hour in a moderate oven.
Serve over your favourite pasta.