How to Make Tasty Meatballs on a Budget?

I see a lot of meatball recipes. I would really love to see how do we make tasty meatballs on a budget? Honestly I a sick and tired of the association that low-budget foods cannot be tasty it is just wrong. This meatballs recipe is the ultimate example. The best part is my children love it. Even my daughter who at times has adversity to green things. Ever since I’ve started showing and explaining to her what everything is she has been eating all things herby.

Meatballs on a Budget

Minced meat is something I see all the time on special offers and yellow stickers. There are so many budget meals that we can make but I think these meatballs are in my top 10 mince meat dishes. As you can tell I love cooking from scratch and love to give my family tasty ingredients even if my family is on a budget. Mincemeat dishes are usually cheaper than say purchasing a steak. That’s why you would find different variations of mince dishes. I also omitted eggs from this recipe this is one less ingredient you need to worry about and it makes your meatballs cheaper.

Where are meatballs from?

So although most of us would automatically assume that meatballs are from Italy it is said that they are originally from Persia. Where they used to use the leftover meats to make koftas which are still made and eaten today. Like most dishes, it is adapted as it spreads through Asia and Europe. I do think Meatballs are something that would have to happen eventually somewhere else if not just there. Although most countries have their own versions the difference is the use of spices and here’s to make tasty meatballs on a budget. Making meatballs from scratch in your own home like any other meal you will end up adapting it to your own taste. I didn’t use eggs as I didn’t think it was necessary, I have tried this recipe with and without and I find it doesn’t make much of a difference.

Can you freeze these budget meatballs?

Yes, you can actually add your meatballs directly into your sauce in a dish and cover them with cheese. Freeze and when you want tasty meatballs from scratch. Just make sure you freeze them in an air-tight container. What I like to do with my tasty meatballs on a budget I like to make the mince mixture and freeze so I am making the meatballs again but without a few steps. Another cool thing is meatballs can last up to 3 months so if you spot mince on a yellow sticker this is a batch-cooked recipe that can save you loads. If you are a busy family you can make this in bulk and save on cooking time later. This recipe is ideal with

This recipe will never leave your meal plan in your budget mindset planner

How to Make Tasty Meatballs on a Budget?

Recipe by Santis O'GarroCourse: Uncategorized


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  • 400g Pork Mince
    400g Beef Mince
    100g Breadcrumbs

  • 50G of grated parmesan or hard cheese

  • 20g fresh parsley fine chopped

  • 6 cloves of garlic crushed

  • 10g salt

  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  • Spread your flour on a large plate
  • Get a large bowl and mix all the ingredients together
  • Make sure everything is combined so that you can’t see any ingredients as separate
  • You can separate your meatball mixture into 4 and freeze 3 in ziplock bags make sure to flatten them for maximum storage.
  • Or you can start rolling the meatballs we want the meatballs to be small and bite-size. think 2 grapes
  • Pop the meatballs in the flour as you go.
  • Heat a large frying pan with the oil and start adding your meatballs
  • Fry on medium heat until the meatballs are lightly browned
  • Remove meatballs to rest and in the same pan add your tomato sauce.
  • Once the sauce is heated return your meatballs to the pan and add pasta or spaghetti make sure everything is coated in that sauce.
  • You can garnish with more cheese and parsley or just tuck right in.

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