• Serves 4
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 17 Ingredients


Delicious Italian Meatballs with melting cheese. Making meatballs is very easy and everyone loves it!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500g Beef Mince
  • 1/2 Brown Onion, finely chopped
  • 2tbs Breadcrumbs
  • 2tbs Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1tsp Nutmeg
  • 1tbsp Dried Mixed Herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped (for sauce)
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Canned Crushed Tomato
  • 1/2cup Beef Stock
  • 2tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Olive oil


  1. Pour milk over breadcrumbs into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, place mince, onion, breadcrumbs mixture, egg, nutmeg, dried herb, salt and pepper. Wearing Ansell Handy Clean Gloves, mix until combined. Divide mixture into small meatballs. (about 1tbsp each balls)
  3. Heat a frying pan with olive oil and cook until brown all side. (you don't need to cook completely inside)
  4. Transfer meatballs on a plate, and set aside.
  5. In a same frying pan, saute onion and garlic in low heat until soft.
  6. Add canned tomato, stock, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, basil, salt and pepper. Cook in a medium-low heat until sauce are thicken.
  7. Preheat oven to 180c. Add meatballs back in the frying pan, heat and combine for 3-4 miinutes.
  8. Transfer meatballs and sauce into ovenproof dish, sprinkle cheese on top, and cook in oven 20-30 minutes or until cheese melt and golden brown on top.
  9. Serve with dinner rolls, garlic bread, or pasta and ENJOY!

  • This could be great served with gnocchi too!


  • looks like a really good dinner meal, thanks for sharing :-)


  • Looks mouth watering


  • Mmm, big dish of meatballs in a oozey cheesey tomatoes sauce.


  • Perfect midweek meal with plenty of leftovers for work lunches!


  • A winning meal in our home,lovely on a cool night!


  • Kids love meat balls


  • This looks great. So many pantry staple. I’ll have to try it.


  • Thanks for sharing this looks delicious


  • This recipe sounds delicious! Will be perfect now the weather is turning cooler.


  • Great recipe thanks for sharing looks great


  • Looks wonderful and great to make/share.


  • Those Italian meatballs really do sound and look delicious. Reminds me of a dish I make with that beautiful rich tomato sauce and cheese. Happy to cook this up.


  • Have never made meatballs like this ! Need to try this recipe thanks


  • I love this recipe and will definitely be giving it a try. Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe


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