Easy Meatballs

Cor de Wit writes; “If I cannot remember a recipe’s ingredients after looking at it for five minutes, then I toss it as too complicated. I want them easy to remember, like this one.”


  • 500 gram lean mince.
  • 1 packet of instant Oxtail soup.
  • 1 egg.
  • 15ml (1 tblsp) Olive oil.
  • ½ teaspoon of dry garlic flakes.
  • ½ teaspoon of crushed black pepper.


  • Thoroughly mix ALL the above ingredients in a bowl (use your hands!).
  • Heat up a non-stick pan on low heat. Add about 15ml (1 tblsp) of cooking oil.
  • Divide the mince mix into separate balls, no bigger than 50mm (2 inch) across and carefully place them in the pan.
  • Turn the balls – using two spoons – every minute, allowing them to brown on all sides, then . . .
  • Cover the pan for about 45 minutes – on very low heat – until the balls are thoroughly done.
  • Place the balls in a glass oven dish, sprinkle them with red paprika powder and keep them warm.
  • Alternatively, add 300ml of instant beef gravy.

Time: 60 minutes

Feeds: 4 people


Author: Cor de Wit

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  • http://www.mype.co.za Alan

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  • antz_42

    I love these quick n easy recipe’s thanks!

  • http://www.mype.co.za Alan

    So, the Longhair followed your recipe last night (Yup, she is a keeper as she can also cook!). She placed the meatballs in the oven for the final cooking / keep warm stage whilst I whipped up a quick tomato sauce as we decided to serve your Easy Meatballs on top  of tomato sauce smothered spaghetti.

    And the verdict – the Easy Meatballs recipe is a a keeper.

    One tip – whilst I was cooking the tomato sauce I placed two chicken breasts in the sauce to poach for the Apprentice Longhair – you can thank me NOW, Eskom.