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Home Made Garlic & Herb Meats Balls


I have been asked by Schwartz to review there garlic granules so I though I would make garlic and herb home made meat balls which I was serve with pasta (serves 4)


  • 500g Fresh Mince Meat
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 400g Pasta Sauce
  • Spaghetti Pasta
  • Teaspoon of Garlic Granuels
  • Teaspoon Of Mixed Herbs

Cook Time: Around 30 Minutes. 

How To Make 

Start with the fresh mince meat, break the mince meat in a mixing bowl. Add in your mixed herbs and garlic ( you can add more than a teaspoon if you like as everyone is different to taste. I just add that much as my children apparently don’t like herbs and garlic) then add your egg but its best to beat the egg before you add it, I find it works better that way. Mix everything together till you get a lovely big ball of mince meat with everything in it. Best way to check to see if you have enough flavour in is to break a little bit off and fray it to see if its to your taste if its not then add more till it is. Once you have got everything to your desired taste then make into balls. I got 24 medium sizes meat balls out of mine. Once you have got all your meatballs cover and refrigerate or 15mintues or till you want to cook.


You can either oven cook your meat balls in the oven or pan fry them. I pan fry mine as I find it easier for me, everyone is different so what ever you find comfortable. While you are cooking your meatballs this is the time to get your water on for your pasta. I use spaghetti pasta but you can use whatever pasta you like. Half way through cooking the meatballs, I put my pasta sauce on you can make your own I just chose not to everyone is different. I just cook it on a slow heat just as I don’t want it to burn as burnt sauce isn’t nice. 

Once the meatballs are cook mix them into the cooked pasta sauce, now you can put the sauce into a over proof dish and grate cheese over it place under a grill and grill till the cheese has melted. Or you can just serve without grilling on to the spaghetti pasta and grate cheese on top. 


I make meatballs all the time but added the garlic in this time for a bit of a change. The children didn’t even notice and said they taste more yummy then usual so that’s a bonus. You can buy the garlic granules from any tesco store. 

Have fun cooking. 

Much Love Lizxx

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