Monday, July 12, 2010

Vension Meatballs

These meatballs were a random creation using a few of my favourite spices and the only herb I that I had handy (some mint from my wee garden). Luckily it turned out to be the perfect combo, and I’ll definitely be making these again…and I that I’ve started writing my recipes down!

For the meatballs:

  • 500g venison mince
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 heaped teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (this is optional, but I like adding oats as it makes the mince go further)
  • salt & pepper
For the sauce:

  • 1/2 an onion chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped or crushed (I use marinated garlic)
  • 400g tin peeled Roma tomatoes in juice
  • extra water, approx 1/4 cup
  • salt & pepper

Combine all the meatball ingredients together, and with wet hands form the mixture into small balls. I like making the balls small as they take less time to cook, but do what you prefer.

Fry the meatballs until golden and remove from pan and set aside.

In the same pan, fry the onion and garlic. Add the tomatoes and a bit of extra water. Crush the tomatoes a little bit and bring the mixture to the boil. Let the sauce simmer and reduce slightly before returning the meatballs back to the pan. Simmer until the meatballs are cooked through.

Season to taste.

Makes approx 24 small balls.


  1. Great recipe. Would you be happy to link in to my Meatball edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . Hope you are having a good week.

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    1. Hiya Carole, yip I'm keen, and thanks for the tip!

    2. Great that you linked this in thanks.


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