Delicious Beef Meatballs and Passata

Beef Meatballs RS CC

Delicious Beef Meatballs and Passata.

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Meatballs are cheap and super easy to make and kids love them. You can make this recipe with either beef, veal or lamb mince. This recipe combines middle eastern flavours and a variety of vegetables in a delicious tomato sauce. A great meal to cook for everyone in the family as it can be served with pasta or couscous for those still eating carbs. I find the flavours in this dish develop over time and it’s perfect for lunches or breakfast the next day.




  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp Baharat or Raz el Hanout
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 500ml bottle of tomato Passata
  • 2 zucchini 2cm dice
  • 2 small eggplant 2cm dice
  • 1 large red capsicum 2cm dice
  • Finely chopped coriander to serve


Beef Meatballs Ing RS CC

  1. Add all the ingredients for the meatballs together in a bowl and mix with clean hands or a spoon until all the ingredients are blended through. Make into meatballs about the size of a golf ball.
  2. Preheat a large non stick pan on medium to high heat and add the oil. Once hot add the onions and fry till softened. Add the meatballs and brown on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add all the diced vegetables and fry till they begin to go soft. Pour over the Passata and then fill the Passata bottle half way with water and shake. Pour the Passata water into the pan. Put a lid on the pan and bring to simmer.
  4. Once simmering gently nestle the meatballs back into the tomato sauce and vegetable mixture ensuring they are covered in sauce. Cover the pan with the lid and simmer for 20 minutes or until the meatballs are fully cooked and the vegetables are soft.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh coriander. This dish can be served by itself or with pasta or couscous for those in the family that want higher carbs.