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Mini Meatballs

They might be mini but they’re mighty in taste. Serve these meatballs with a hidden veggie sauce or steamed veggies.

Nut Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Makes: 25 mini balls
Great for:  9-12 Months 12-18 Months 18 Months-2 Years Kids - 2-4 Years
Suitable for Freezing
Ingredients
2 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed
200 g lean minced beef
45 g fresh white breadcrumbs (2 medium slices of bread)
1 tbsp chopped parsley
15 g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tsp tomato puree
1/2 small eating apple, peeled & grated
1/4 unsalted stock cube, crumbled
1 egg, beaten
vegetable oil for frying
Method
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion for 3 minutes, stirring until softened. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Set aside to cool.
  2. Mix together the beef, breadcrumbs, parsley, Parmesan, tomato purée, apple and stock cube. Stir in the sautéed onion and garlic, and add the beaten egg to bind.
  3. Form the mixture into 25 mini meatballs. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and sauté, until browned and cooked inside. Drain on kitchen paper.
  4. Alternatively preheat an oven to 180C  / 160C Fan and cook the meatballs for about 15 minutes turning halfway through until cooked through.

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