1.5kg lean mince pork

1 x onion finely chopped

½ teaspoon chilli flakes

½ teaspoon paprika

1 x tablespoon chopped parsley

Salt and pepper

1 x beaten egg

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

1x tin Italian diced tomatoes


  1. Mix all the ingredients together well. 
  2. Using a dessertspoon quantity, roll all the mincemeat into neatly shaped balls. 
  3. Heat a little oil in a fry pan and cook the meatballs in batches – approx 5 minutes for each batch. 
  4. Spread the tin of tomatoes over the base of a baking tray and place the meatballs on top. Season with salt and pepper. 
  5. In a 190ºC oven heat the meatballs through for 15 minutes and serve with a toothpick and a little tomato sauce over the top.