Spanish spicy pork and veal meatballs

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Spanish spicy pork and veal meatballs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 750 gram minced pork and veal mixture
  • 1 cup (70g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup (100g) finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon each ground turmeric and nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 700 millilitre passata
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, extra


Spanish spicy pork and veal meatballs
  • 1
    Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a deep, large frying pan over high heat; cook onion and thyme, stirring, until onion softens. Remove from pan.
  • 2
    Combine the pork and veal, breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, eggs, garlic and spices in a large bowl; season. Using damp hands, roll the mixture into 12 balls.
  • 3
    Heat remaining oil in the same pan; cook the meatballs, turning, until well browned all over.
  • 4
    Return onion mixture to pan with passata; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Sprinkle over extra parsley.


Some butchers sell a pork and veal mixture. If itis not available as a mixture, buy half the amount as pork mince and half the amount as veal mince. Passata is available from most supermarkets. If you can't find it, use pureed canned tomatoes instead. You can freeze this dish in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

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