Ingredients 500g mince (beef, chicken or veal and pork)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon garlic or 1 finely chopped garlic clove
½ to 1 cup of breadcrumbs (fresh, packaged, whatever you have)
A splash of Worcestershire sauce
A good long slug of tomato sauce (at least 2 tablespoons)
¾ to 1 cup of hidden vegetables (try grated carrot, grated zucchini, mashed pumpkin, mashed sweet potato, finely diced capsicum)
1 tin of tomato soup
Add the egg, garlic, vegetables and sauces to the mince and mix well. Add enough breadcrumbs that the mix is moist but no longer wet. For example you will need more breadcrumbs for mashed pumpkin than grated carrot.
The secret hidden vegetables
Roll into small balls and if you have time, place covered in the fridge to firm up.
Don't let the kids see them at this stage
Heat some oil in a large frypan. Place the balls in the pan and brown well on all sides, using two forks to roll them around. These are quite soft meatballs and will fall apart if you are too rough with them.
Quick, hide the veggies with a can of soup
When they are brown, tip in the can of tomato soup. Use a spoon to ensure they are all covered, then place a lid on and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
Serve with pasta and a salad (if you think the kids will eat it).