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Mediterranean meatballs

Spice up your spaghetti and meatballs, the ultimate childhood comfort food, by making our delicious Mediterranean meatballs.


300 g beef mince
150 g lamb mince
100 g breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 red onion, peeled and chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chopped capers
1 egg
2½ tbsp chopped parsley
2½tbsp chopped coriander
Salt and black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
150 g butter
Zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve
300g peas
3 spring onions, chopped
Pea shoots, to garnish

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef mince, lamb mince, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, cumin, capers, egg and two tablespoons each of the parsley and coriander, then season.
2. Divide the mixture evenly into 12 meatballs. Heat the olive oil in a hot pan and fry the meatballs until golden and cooked through.
3. Add the butter, lemon zest and juice, and the remaining parsley and coriander to the pan. Allow the butter to turn golden before adding the peas and spring onions, and season.
4. Once the peas are cooked through, remove from the heat, garnish with the pea shoots and serve with lemon wedges.

Want another classic childhood comfort food? Then try our Mac-noodles and cheese recipe.

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