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Easy chilli garlic meatballs

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


A delicious and incredibly easy way to make meatballs in a gorgeous sauce!



  • 500 g 5% fat beef mince
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1 whole green chilli (stalk removed (leave seeds in if you like extra hot, I do))
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Make up the meatballs by simply rolling the mince into walnut -sized balls. Pop onto an oil or Frylight sprayed baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
  2. To make the sauce, use a hand-blender or a food processor to whizz up the tomatoes, garlic and chilli Blend until completely smooth and then season.
  3. Transfer to a l pan, bring up to a simmer and then bubble gently for 30 minutes. (When the meatballs have cooked for 20 mins, remove them from the oven and add to the sauce)
  4. I serve with a mix of spaghetti and courgetti, sprinkled with parmesan and torn basil or chopped parsley


This is also lovely as a bake- so once the meatballs are done, stir in with cooked penne or rigatoni, cover with cheese and parmesan and bake for 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes