Lemon and Basil Meatballs

2013-03-07
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 1:5 h

This is a light refreshing recipe that gives you a real hit of zesty lemon and basil leaves. One of my favorites – great dish for Summer.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams pork mince
  • 500 grams veal mince
  • 1 lemon (finely grated rind and 1 TBS of juice)
  • 1 onion (grated)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup of basil leaves (chopped finely)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 x 400g tins diced tomatoes

Method

Step 1

Mix in a bowl all mince, lemon rind, onion and lemon juice, basil, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper until combined. Roll into balls (approximately 2 TBS each). Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Step 2

In a deep frying pan combine stock and tomatoes and slowly bring to the boil. Place meatballs into pan reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 35 minutes.

Step 3

Serve with spaghetti.

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