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Pork Meatballs on Polenta

There’s no point making a small amount of this because the meatballs freeze perfectly well. Before contemplating this recipe be sure to have a very good tomato sauce base to work with.


  • Meatballs

  • 300 g pork, minced

  • 100 g chicken, minced

  • clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 cups parmesan cheese, grated

  • 2 cups bread crumbs

  • ½ cup tomato sauce

  • ½ cup parsley, chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Sauce

  • 3 litres quality tomato sauce

  • polenta

  • 500 g polenta

  • 2 lt water

  • salt


  • 1.

    Mix all the ingredients for the meatballs together in a big bowl making sure that the resulting mix is not too dry or too wet.

  • 2.

    You can add more egg or more breadcrumbs as required.

  • 3.

    Roll out the balls with your hands and place on a lightly greased tray.

  • 4.

    Use what you need and freeze the rest on the tray.

  • 5.

    Bring your tomato sauce to a simmer and gently drop in the balls and cook for a half an hour, making sure they don’t stick and the sauce is not overcrowded.

  • 6.

    To make the polenta, bring the water to a simmer and slowly whisk in the polenta, continuing to stir until the mix thickens. Be careful of any hot splatters.

  • 7.

    Keep on a low heat and constantly stir the bottom.

  • 8.

    Cook the polenta to a semi-soft consistency, place on a plate and top with meatballs and sauce, adding extra cheese and parsley if desired.

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Posted by Marilyn149Report
After watching Stefano on TV last night I was so impressed with the recipe that I will be making these meatballs tonight..
Posted by Report
Im 12 years old and my name is Olivia.
My mum and dad are out figher fighting and i am going to surprise them with a feast, just like last night!!!!!
Im cooking this recipes!!!
Love the show!!!!!
Posted by MorepleaseReport
I'm making them for dinner tonight
Posted by DA55Report
same here