Recipe: Oaty Meatballs

For 18 large meat balls:

  • 1kg minced beef – 5 per cent fat
  • 1 large or 2 smaller onions
  • Garlic – 3 cloves crushed
  • 100g oats and some more for rolling the meatballs in
  • 200ml Semi skimmed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • butter, olive oil


  • Cherry: jar of sour cherries, dried cherries or frozen ones – with a beef stock cube and hot water, to cover the meatballs (mind that there’s no(to too much) sugar added!)
  • Tomato: Fry one large finely chopped onion with 3 crushed cloves of garlic until brown, add one litre of passata – service with fresh basil (or add dried herbs into your sauce before cooking)
  1. Pre – heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Make porridge with the oats and milk – I like to use the microwave, or you can do it on the hob – leave to cool.
  3. Fry the onions till soft (slowly, so they don’t burn) in some butter with olive oil – when nearly done, add garlic.
  4. Mix the mince with the eggs and the onions, sprinkle with some salt and then add the porridge – then make 18 meatballs.
  5. Roll the meatballs in some flour or oats – this will give them a crispy coat.
  6. Brown the meatballs, 4 at a time, on all sides in a frying pan with the oil and butter mixture.
  7. Arrange the meatballs in a cast iron pan or (covered) baking tray, cover with your sauce of choice and cook in the oven for about 40 minutes.

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