Mini Beef Meatballs with Newsgroup


Serves 4 people 
For the meatballs 
400g mince beef 
1 egg 
1/2 tsp garlic powder 
1/2 tsp paprika 
Salt & black pepper to season 
1 tsp worcestershire sauce  

For the sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil 
2 cloves garlic crushed 
1 onion 
3 mushrooms 
1 large bell pepper 
1 tsp basil 
1 tsp oregano 
1 Beef stock pot 
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
1 tin chopped tomatoes 

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. In a food processor or a mixing bowl add all meatball ingredients and mix together. Then make small ball shapes and place in an oven proof dish. Bake meatballs for 20 / 25 minutes, make sure they are thoroughly cooked. 

In a large pan add olive oil, garlic and chopped onions and fry till soft. The add chopped mushrooms and bell pepper. Add basil, oregano, beef stock pot, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce and chopped tomatoes. Stir and leave for 15 minutes on a low heat.  

This can be served with penne pasta, spaghetti or rice. 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at


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