Chocolate Chilli Meat Balls

Chocolate and Chilli is a great combination for this family favourite recipe.



Serves 4-5


For the meatballs:

1 tablespoon Mortimer Dark Chocolate Powder

450g beef mince

1 egg

½ large or one small onion finely chopped

1 clove of garlic crushed

1 tablespoon tomato puree

½ teaspoon chilli powder

Salt and pepper

You will also need 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil for frying

For the tomato sauce

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

½ large onion or one small onion finely chopped

½ teaspoon chilli powder

2 teaspoons sweet paprika

500g tomato passata

I heaped tablespoon cream fraiche

Salt and pepper


First make the meatballs

Put all the meatball ingredients into a large mixing bowl and using your hand mix all the ingredients together.

Shape into about 15 meatballs and put in the fridge for half an hour.


To complete the dish

Heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan and brown the meat balls.

In a second large frying pan, heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil over a medium heat and fry the onion, chilli and paprika for 6 minutes, until the onion is soft.

Add the passata and cream fraiche and bring the mixture to a simmer.

Season with salt and pepper.

Add the meatballs and simmer for 20 minutes.

Serve with pasta .


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