I find meat balls very easy to prepare. I make mine from scratch at home and I must admit I really love the whole process.
I include few ingredients and I always make sure to add chilli pepper because I love them spicy.
Here is a recipe I often use that will teach you how to make spicy meatballs. I do hope you follow through and enjoy them as much as I do.
- 1/4 kg meat
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground chilli pepper
- 6 crushed garlic cloves
- Freshly chopped corriander/dania
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 cup cooking oil
I make breadcrumbs from a few slices of brown bread. I dry the slices by placing them on a hot frying pan then crumble them.
I have a small meat mincer in my kitchen that I use to make this recipe.
We will start by cleaning the meat and then chopping it into small pieces as shown below.
The next step is to grind the meat in the mincer as we let it fall into a bowl.
I bought the above meat mincer about two and a half years ago and so far it has served me well. I use it often and the fun part of this is actually transforming the chopped pieces of beef into minced meat.
Since my kitchen sink is too big for me to clamp the mincer, I prefer using my study desk (you can use any flat surface as long as it clamps firmly).
- Beat the egg in a bowl and set aside.
- Mix the other ingredients except the breadcrumbs in a separate bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Once the ingredients have fully mixed pour in the egg and continue mixing.
5. Using your hands, form small balls of the mixture and coat with the breadcrumbs.
6. Fry all the prepared meat balls in batches until they brown on both sides but be careful not to overcook them.
7. After a few minutes of frying remove from heat and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.
The spicy fried meatballs are great in the morning for breakfast. They can also be served with other dishes like rice, spaghetti or ugali for lunch and/or dinner. You can make very tasty soup with these spicy meatballs and enjoy a hearty dinner.
A vegetable salad could come in handy to provide the needed vitamins for a complete balanced diet.
Get creative and add any other spices of your choice. I guarantee if you use my simple recipe you will love them and make them as often as I do.