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Clone of Mexican Meatballs



8 portion(s)


  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 600g beef mince
  • 300g pork mince
  • 60g fine polenta
  • 30g milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 3 onions
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 30g olive oil
  • 2 red capsicums, cut into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 30g Tomato Paste
  • 1 anchovie
  • 20g balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Stock paste
  • 800g diced tomatoes
  • 400 g water


  • 60 grams Almond or Coconut Meal, in place of Polenta
  • 500 grams Beef mince
  • 500 grams pork mince

Another Alternative

  • 30 grams Worcestershire sauce, in place of Milk

Recipe's preparation

  1.  Place onion, chilli,garlic in TM bowl - chop 4 seconds, speed 5


    Scrape down sides and add remaining ingredients.


    Combine ingredients 20 seconds, speed 5


    Roll into small walnut sized meatballs and place in both upper and lower varoma dish.


    Set aside in fridge  while preparing sauce.

  2. Sauce
  3. Place quartered onions, chilli, garlic and capsicums in TM bowl and chop 4 seconds / speed 5.


    Add oil and Saute 5 minutes 120 Degrees/ Speed 1


    Add remaining ingredients to TM bowl.


    Place Varoma dish with meatballs on top.


    Cook 25 minutes/ Varoma / Speed 1


    If you like your meatballs browned, saute for a couple of minutes on top of stove then add sauce to meatballs.



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I like to serve this with  zucchinin ribbons and crumbled feta cheese.

Alternatively serve with rice or pasta.

Extras can be frozen and reheated in a ceramic or glass dish in Varoma tray.

Meatballs steam beautifully retaining their moisture with little shrinkage

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