• Makes 24
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 14 Ingredients

These Rich Tomato Amazeballs Meatballs are such a yummy way to cook your meatballs and pack in the veges!

We made this recipe on MoM Cook Club LIVE! You can watch it here … (laugh as Nikki starts crying over cut onions LOL) …

Ingredients (makes 24 meatballs)

  • 1 can Tomatoes or any Pasta Sauce Base
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp Pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups Stock (Beef, Chicken or Vegetable)
  • 3 Small Tomatoes, roughly chopped or whole
  • 600g Beef Mince (but veal or chicken mince would be delicious too)
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 Small Carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Herbs
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 4 Small Radishes (optional), finely chopped


  1. In a large frypan or wide saucepan, combine the pasta sauce/tomatoes, lemon juice, pesto and chopped tomatoes and set to a medium temp to bring to a slow boil.
  2. While the tomato sauce base is coming to temperature, combine all other ingredients (reserving 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese) and stir well.
  3. Transfer your bowl of meatball mix to beside your frypan and then as you form the meatballs, gently drop them straight into the tomato sauce mix.
  4. Continue until all the meatballs are happily sitting in the sauce. Allow to come to the boil then reduce to a simmer. Allow these meatballs to simmer for up to an hour. Ensure the meatballs don't actually stick to the bottom of your pan by gently moving your meatballs around during cooking. The sauce will reduce too during simmering so that by the time you serve, your sauce will be nicely thick and rich.
  5. Serve with any type of pasta or rice and top with some extra fresh herbs and a little sprinkle of parmesan. ENJOY!

  • My kids would eat this every night if I let them.


  • Meat balls are one of my girls favourite meals.


  • The perfect meatballs to have with home made pasta – yay for the pasta maker!


  • These sound delicious, can’t wait to give them a go!


  • Nice way of preparing meat !


  • These sound lovely & the family would enjoy so much, thanks.


  • Love meatballs made this way without the hard coating. Thank you for sharing this with us. Now to look for the coconut pudding.


  • The meatballs are full of delicious flavour,l would love to give them a go! Thanks Nikki!


  • These look so good! Meatballs and spaghetti are very popular in our household


  • oh wow this looks amazing I cannot wait to try this and to see how awesome it actually tastes – thanks for the video too it is so nice to see how it all comes together -


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