Any of our meatball recipes will be a hit with all the family. Use a variety of meats to make these flavourful easy meatballs – from beef, pork to chicken or turkey. You can even use Nigella’s shortcut to make meatballs from sausages. When your meatballs are done, keep the pan on a medium heat. Ensure you have enough fat in there, if not, add a knob of butter to the pan. Add a tablespoon of flour and whisk, then add a splash of stock and whisk again as you bring to the boil.

Top with Parmesan, if you like. Mix some of the chopped onion and garlic with the mince. Shape the mince into small balls about half the size of a golf ball. This light chicken meatball and orzo broth serves as a hearty midweek meal while being… This lamb and mint tagine is great with buttered couscous and a little finely chopped…

Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes. These meat-free meatballs are made with quinoa, black beans, breadcrumbs and smoked paprika. Serve them in a roasted red pepper and tomato sauce for a healthy but hearty veggie meal.

Place on a lined baking tray and set aside. Stir the vinegar through the meatball sauce; season with sea salt and black pepper. Serve the courgetti topped with the meatballs and sauce. Meanwhile, make the meatballs. Place the mince and pesto in a bowl.

Put the minced beef and pork into a large bowl and add the garlic, parsley and Parmesan. Squeeze the breadcrumbs to remove excess milk, then add to the bowl. Mix well, using your hands, and season with salt and pepper. Place the minced meats, chopped pepper, onion, garlic, parsley and breadcrumbs in a large bowl.

Add the remaining herbs and tablespoon of lemon juice, the shelled broad beans and stir very gently. If flat pack instructions are sure to leave you in a muddle, don’t worry. Alternatively, heat a little oil in a frying pan. Add the balls and fry for about 10 minutes, until lightly golden and cooked through. Deglaze the pan with a splash of white wine, then add the tinned tomatoes along with the basil, oregano and some seasoning.

Think meatballs baked in rich tomato sauce with a melting mozzarella topping, this recipe is all about comfort food. It’s also perfect for freezing, making it a great option for when you don’t want to cook mid-week. Check out this rich, indulgent baked meatball recipe for lamb meatballs.

The addition of pak choi provides colour, crunch and a source of vitamin K. Beef can provide your body with a healthy source of protein, a vital nutrient to everyday life. You can benefit from having protein in a healthy diet as it allows your muscles to function properly, as well as helping to repair tissue damage.

When hot, fry the meatballs, in batches if necessary, until golden. A combination of pork and beef works perfect. I find that a straight 50/50 ratio produces delicious meatballs. I have toyed around with different ratios in the past, but can’t really taste a huge difference and again – convenience.