Italian Meatball Recipe


We love using our high-quality meats for all kinds of recipes. This time we wanted to share a traditional Italian Meatball recipe (Polpette), that uses two of our classics: pork and beef mince.

Thank you to @saporeeats for the recipe!


Serves 2-3 people




- 250g pork mince

- 250g beef mince

- ½ a brown onion, peeled and very finely chopped

- 1 cup breadcrumbs (panko preferably, but any will work – see notes if you don’t have this and can’t be bothered to go to the supermarket)

- 1 egg

- large pinch of salt


- 2 cloves garlic

- 1 cup chicken stock

- 500ml good quality passata (like Mutti or Cirio)

- 2 tsp salt

- 1 tsp pepper

- 2 tbsp olive oil



  1. Start off by mixing the finely chopped onion with the egg, salt, both types of mince, and breadcrumbs.
  2. Get stuck in with your hands, mix thoroughly
  3. Begin to shape into meatballs - the size is up to you! I normally make 6-8
  4. Heat olive oil in a large pan, large enough to fit all of the meatballs
  5. Brown meatballs, turning them often until fully sealed
  6. Add minced garlic into the pan, toss for a few seconds
  7. Add in chicken stock and passata and bring up to a simmer
  8. On a low heat, cook the meatballs and sauce for about 20 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through
  9. Serve with rosemary potatoes and white rice

Order our local pork mince and beef mince to make this recipe!