Tuesday, April 13

M is for Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

I use a lot of minced beef in my recipes and one new recipe I have tried is this one!
Jon isn't particularly fond of tomatao sauce so I often leave it out and add an onion gravy!


serves 4
675 g (1 1/2 lb) minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
100 g (4 oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 - 3 tablespoons dry red wine
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
400 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock ( I use oxo)

Grease a 1 kg/2 lb loaf tin.

1. Mix the mince, onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, red wine and seasoning togetherform into balls.

2. Bake in a moderate oven (180‚°C, 350‚°)for 20 minutes

3. Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and garlic until soft.

4. Blend the tomatoes in a liquidiser and add to the onion mixture with the stock, parsley and seasoning to taste.

5. Bring the sauce to the boil, reduce the heat.and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened.

6. Tip the meat balls and arrange on a serving dish, then pour over the hot tomato sauce. Garnish with sliced pickled cucumber, if liked.


  1. This looks so good and I am so hungry right now. I think I am going to have to raid the cupboards for something to MUNCH on.

  2. Those look so delicious and I'm now more than ready for lunch!! And I have another recipe to add to my collection! Thanks for the fun every week and the great recipes, Denise.


  3. On doctor's orders I am on a strict diet to lose wait - but I can always look at the pictures can't I - they look delicious.

  4. Yes - I can spell weight - just hit the wrong keys!!!

  5. Denise - you CONTINUE to torture me with these yummy items. It's just Not fair.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  6. Looks like a lovely recipe - we love meatballs.

  7. Yum yum yum . . . we haven't eaten supper yet and this looks really good. I suppose we shall enjoy our fish . . . *sigh*

  8. YuMMMMy Meatballs! Mine's up now,too.

  9. So yummy! My family love mince meat and I've a similar dish like this but using lots of chilli paste as the base as we cannot live without the hot stuff!

  10. Ah, meatballs... meatballs... (_8^(l)

  11. I so love good meatballs and these are just it! Mmmmmm is definitely right!

  12. I can't remember the last time I had a meatball. these look very tempting!

  13. No mincing words about this - look delish.
    I'll have to try it since I don't make too good of meatballs. The best ones around here are takeout from an Italian restaurant.

  14. I would SO much prefer onion gravy! One thing I miss about English food is gravy -- good old fashioned gravy. None of this fancy flavored stuff. It all sounds wonderful.

  15. This sounds like a wonderful meatball dish! Very tempting!

  16. mmmmm very delicious and more sophisticated than mine with the red wine.

  17. How delicious is that??You make your meatball dish looks so sexy! Well done!

  18. Now I know what to try for dinner this evening! It sounds yummy!

  19. That looks yummy! Great choice of m-word!

  20. You'v been torturing us along these weeks with all these mmmmm... recipes! I'd replace the red meat by chicken, since I don't eat read meat, but I bet it would be awesome just the same!

    Kisses from Nydia.

  21. I do love meatballs, but OH, like Jon, isn't fond of tomato. Onion gravy sounds like a good alternative, except he isn't fond of gravy either! I do meatloaf instead!

    My blog is back up now. Yay!


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