Meatballs and Sauce

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December 6, 2018

Meatballs and Sauce 5 0 5 1

Created and made from scratch by my 7-year old son Michael who has developed a love for cooking, and a passion for flavours.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 25 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 25 mins

  • Yields: 4 hearty dinner servings, or 6 lunch-sized portions



600g pork or beef mince

1 egg

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp salt

1 tsp smoked paprika


1 x 500g jar passata

1/2 capsicum (diced)

2 tomatoes (diced)

1 onion (diced)

3 cloves of garlic (crushed)

3 large leaves silver beet or spinach (shredded)

1 oxo cube and 1/4C water to dissolve

1 tsp salt

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp chives

2 bay leaves


11. Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs together, and use your hands to form the mixture into balls as big or small as you wish. Pop into the slow cooker.

22. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together in a bowl and pour into the slow cooker. Gently mix together with the meatballs so they don't break apart.

33. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, or high for 2-3 hours. Remember to remove the bay leaves once cooked!

44. Serve on pasta or rice, with a sprinkle of whatever cheese you fancy. We also made a nice salad with veges from our garden to accompany the dish.

Recipe Submitted by Catherine McHaffie & her very talented son Michael!


2 Reviews


March 1, 2020

Made this last week and it’s fantastic


December 11, 2018

This sounds delicious. Well done to your 7 year old!! That’s really impressive. And well done to you too mumma. Can’t wait to try this out.

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