Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

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These Sweet and Spicy Meatballs are made using 5%-fat pork mince and served in a deliciously sticky sauce. At first glance, this recipe might seem like it has a lot of ingredients but we promise it's worth it, as all of the spices and sauces combine perfectly to create a dish that's ideal for Friday night fakeaway! This is a moderately spicy recipe, but if you like your food hotter then just add an extra tablespoon of sriracha sauce or teaspoon of chilli powder.

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Swap the pork mince for beef, turkey or chicken mince.

Lovely recipe left out the chilli as don’t like too hot
Very spicy but took out the chilli, doubled up on the peppers as really like them but you could add mushrooms and baby corn to bulk up your veg intake
Made with Chicken!
Swap the meatballs for chicken, double the sauce and have as a chicken dish with either rice or even spaghetti! Amazing!
Absolutely gorgeus and a firm family favorite
I doubled the sauce as it was so nice. I also served mine with egg noodles so the sauce soaked into the noodles
We have had with pork, beef and even chicken
Absolutely stunning! Super tasty but quick and easy…perfect!
I used my left-over roasted red peppers in vinegar from the Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Chicken Pasta recipe instead of fresh peppers to reduce food waste and the result was amazing.
Best fakeaway ever
Used 1/4 Sirachi sauce and was still spicy enough for us.
How is this low calorie?
I substituted the pork mince for 5% beef mince, still low in calorie and tasted amazing. The sauce was easy to make and delicious. I also batch cooked this and even on day 5 I wasn’t bored of it. Yummy.
What a naughty feeling treat!
Such a tasty sauce and felt like a naughty takeaway. Will try them soon with beef mince (as my husband prefers beef!) yummy!
The BEST for both sweet & spicy lovers!
Can’t decide between sweet or spicy? Have both with this gorgeous recipe! I love it because it can be served with whatever you fancy too! Pasta, rice, potatoes…
Really easy, we loved it, really tasty.
I would do extra sauce next time, and not to forget to alter calories etc. not to add too much chilli
Absolutely delicious, perfection on a plate !
This is a hot spicy dish, but perfectly balanced, I made a batch and froze it to savour later. Wow it is amazing !
additional passata tomato sauce
Perfectly proportioned sweetness and spice, but I added some additional passata tomato sauce in order to make more sauce, it did not impair the flavour. at all. Yum !!
This has a massive kick to it!
If your sensitive to spice maybe half the sriracha. This is hot hot hot!!!
Absolutely amazing
I double the sauce but only add the 2 tablespoons of sriracha and 1 teaspoon of chilli and it’s still hot, if you haven’t tried it I highly recommend it’s so delicious and a firm favourite
Do not be tempted to have the heat on too high or cook any longer than it needs to be as the sauce will go to thick and eventually evaporate. It was nice to have some sauce left in the pan to make sure I could taste every last spoon full. Delicious!
Quick and easy and so full of flavour
I used slimming worlds own meatballs, which reduced the syn values. I also didn't have any orange juice but used undiluted orange squash and was still amazing

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HannahSaturday 7th May 2022

Hi, I’d like to batch cook this recipe as it’s so tasty and to save time with mid week meals. Would you suggest freezing the cooked meatballs in the sauce and then defrosting and warming through on the hob? Or would you suggest freezing the meatballs and sauce separately? Thanks in advance 🥰


    HollyMonday 9th May 2022

    Hey Hannah, when testing this recipe we froze it as a whole portion sauce and meatballs and then re-heated when defrosted thoroughly, hope that helps!


Suzanne CowdreyTuesday 5th April 2022

Really looking forward to trying this but wondered if you had any other suggestions for accompaniment


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