Jul 30, 2009

Weetabix Spicy Meatballs in Sweet Tomato Sauce

Beware....these baked meatballs can be delicious! You may want to have them accompanied by lots of fresh greens and whole wheat bread to mop up the sauce! Perhaps some cheese on the side would be even more tempting... When I make this dish I think about partying. What about you? My dad cannot hide from his liking for these little devils because they disappear quite fast, and my mom keeps murmuring that the sauce is really nice....!


2 Weetabix biscuits, crushed
500 g lean ground beef
1 egg
salt and pepper
1 can (156ml) tomato paste
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup water
1 can (396ml) tomato sauce (I used fresh tomatoes)


1. In a large bowl thoroughly mix: Weetabix, ground beef, egg, half a can of tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste.

2. Shape into 4 cm (1 1/2 inch) in diameter meatballs and place in a single layer in a greased shallow baking pan. Bake at 375F for 25 min.

3. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients (including remaining half can of tomato paste) in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 20 min.

4. Pour tomato sauce over meatballs and return to the oven for 5 to 10 min.

Serve with pasta and salad or as an appetizer!


  1. Looks good! We're going to try your recipe here at the Weetabix North America test kitchen.

  2. I'd never have thought of using weetabix as a filler for a meatball, but it's perfect when you think about it.

    Weetabix would be good as the rusk in a sausage, too.


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