Welcome to my Spicy Pork Mince Meatballs recipe. Of course if spice isn’t your thing you can omit the chilli and hot sauce. But, I recommend keeping them in.
The best thing about these delicious pork meatballs is the saltiness from the Parmesan and the almost gooey bite that the mozzarella provides is heart warming.
I know I already have Italian Baked Meatballs recipe on the site but, my husband is a big meatball fan and can we really ever have too many meatball recipes? I don’t think so!
If you are more of a salad kinda person check out my homemade Caesar salad recipe!
A deliciously spicy but straight forward Spicy Pork Mince Meatball with Basil Recipe
- 400 g Pork Mince
- 2 garlic gloves (crushed)
- 1 tbsp mozzarella (grated)
- 1 tbsp parmasan (finely grated)
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 5 large basil leaves (chopped finely)
- 1 tbsp Sriracha Sauce (use hotter sauce if you wish)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 chopped chillis (choose according to taste)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 1 large pinch salt
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- Basil leaves
Add all of the pork mince meatball ingredients into a large bowl then use your hands to combine the mixture together
Place a large pan (which has a lid) over a medium to high heat and add a splash of oil - I also love to cook the meatballs in Pepperscales Sriracha Butter, if you have time give it a try
Roll the pork mince mixture into golf ball size meatballs and add them to the hot pan
When all of the mixture is used up start from the first meatballs you put in and flip them over so they get browned on each side
Cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat down to low
Cook for 20 minutes shaking the pan every 5 minutes so they don't stick
Remove one of the meatballs and check they are cooked through (i'll let you decide where that little meatball ends up)
When they are cooked through add the olive oil, crushed garlic and salt to the pan and shake so the meatballs get coated with it
Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato puree and shake once again to combine
Cover and simmer on low for 5 minutes then serve up with some pasta and add the basil leaves to garnish