Pork or Pork and Beef Meatballs


Pork or Pork and Beef Meatballs, Roasted


Pork Meatballs with Fresh Peach Salsa
These meatballs go with a topping such as a tomato sauce, fruit salsa or chutney, or barbecue or sweet-sour sauce. The meatballs can be made ahead then reheated briefly in the oven or over a grill. 

The recipe serves 4-6 persons as a main course or snack.


1 pound ground pork or a pork and beef mixture

1 very small clove garlic, finely minced

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 egg

2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons tomato ketchup

1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

A pinch of ground nutmeg

A pinch of cayenne


Mix all the ingredients together well, then knead the mixture with your hands until completely smooth. 

Heat oven to 350 degrees. 

Lightly oil a baking pan or cookie sheet, or spray it with baker’s spray, Roll the meat into 1-1/4 inch meatballs (easiest if using a small scoop to portion out the meat mixture first). A little water on your hands makes the meatball rolling easier. Place meatballs on the baking sheet with some space between them. 

Bake the meatballs 6 minutes. Then with a sharp spatula turn the meatballs and roast another 6 minutes. Turn the meatballs again and bake for another 6 minutes, or until cooked through.

Serve on a platter with a sauce or salsa drizzled over them.

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