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 (link below) poured over the meatballs. As an alternative, the meatballs could be simmered in the tomato sauce until cooked through.