Lockdown Recipe of the Day: Cheesy Venison meatballs in tomato sauce
Meatballs, or Frikkadels, are pretty easy to make, the kids can get involved and offer a hearty meal with leftovers (usually) for a next day snack.
Venison is nice and lean so the addition of some cheese adds some richness and gooey-ness to the dish that just makes it all the scrummier. Obviously you can use any mince you fancy.
1 kg venison (or other) mince
5 g salt
2 g black pepper
5 g turmeric
5 g Masala curry
5 g nutmeg
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
65 ml milk
Juice of ½ lemon
100ml tomato paste
200 g grated cheddar cheese
300 ml passata (Italian tomato) sauce
10 fresh basil leaves
Mix all ingredients except tomato sauce and basil and then make +/- 100g balls. Pop into a casserole dish with a dash of olive oil and brown them nicely on the stove top, then cover with basil and tomato sauce and bake in preheated oven at 160℃ for 35 mins.
Serve over creamy mash or Polenta. DM/TGIFood
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This recipe featured in Karoo Food by Gordon Wright (Penguin)