Pork and Apple Meatballs, with tomato sauce (serves 3)
500g pork mince
½ white onion, finely diced
1 celery stick, finely diced
1 apple, cored and finely diced
½ tsp Worchester Braai Spice Mix (Or use ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce, ¼ tsp celery salt, pinch cumin)
Generous amount salt and pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tin chopped tomatoes1 beef stock cube
1 tbsp chilli jam
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)
1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Mix together the mince, onion, celery, apple, breadcrumbs, spices and seasoning well. Coat a large roasting dish with the vegetable oil (this is to stop the meatballs from sticking). Roll the mince mixture into 18 meatballs (around 45/50g per meatball).
2. Put the tray in the oven and cook the meatballs for 30 minutes. If the meatballs are not browned enough, chuck them under the grill for a few minutes to colour a bit.
3. Meanwhile, put the tomatoes, stock, chilli jam, and seasoning in a pan and heat up until all ingredients are well combined. If you are having this with rice or pasta, put this on the boil now.
4. Serve the meatballs and sauce with some chopped fresh parsley on top, with some rice, pasta or mash if desired.