Classic Meatballs

Classic Meatballs

Servings: Makes 36 Meatballs

A firm family favorite, this classic meatballs recipe is the ultimate Italian comfort food. Ideal for a cosy night in or an easy win for date night.


  • 1 Medium Onion, quartered
  • 15g Parsley Leaves
  • 1 Slice of day old firm Bread, torn into pieces
  • 350g Braising Steak, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 350g Boneless Pork, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 30g Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Cold Water


  1. Set up the large work bowl with the large chopping/mixing blade.
  2. Add the onion, parsley, bread, meat, rice flour, salt, herbs and spices to the work bowl. Pulse 4 to 6 times and then process until finely chopped.
  3. Add the eggs and water and pulse until just combined.
  4. Using about a tablespoon of mixture, shape into balls approximately 3-4 cm in diameter.
  5. Arrange them in a single layer in a baking dish and bake at 190˚C/ 375˚F/ Gas Mark 5 for 25 minutes.
  6. Serve with spaghetti and the ‘Simple Tomato Sauce’ recipe (see... ) poured over the meatballs. As an alternative, the meatballs could be simmered in the tomato sauce until cooked through.