Meatball meteors

Meatball meteors

Ingredients (8 servings):

  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 1 small brown onion, coarsely grated
  • 1 small carrot, coarsely grated
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped



  1. Place mince, onion, carrot, flour, tomato sauce and barbecue sauce in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place meatballs on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large, deep non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook, turning, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden.
  4. Transfer to a large plate. Add tomatoes and 1/3 cup cold water to pan. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Return meatballs to pan. Simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and sauce has thickened slightly.
  7. Divide among small serving bowls or plates. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  8. Serve.
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