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Ultimate Comfort Food: Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 kg grass fed beef mince
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 brown onion finely grated
  • handful mint parsley, thyme chopped
  • salt and black pepper to season

Tomato and Chili Sauce

  • Click the link above for the recipe.

Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 large potatoes peeled and roughly chopped
  • water for boiling
  • pinch salt in water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • seasoning


  • Place the mince in a mixing bowl and add the all the ingredients needed. Mix through well with your hands.
  • Use a little oil to rub on your hands, and roll your meatball in a ball, to fit in your palm.
  • In an oven-safe saucepan or casserole dish, heat the olive oil and brown the meatballs for a few minutes on each side. Remove the meatballs from the pan.
  • Add the onion, garlic and chili and saute for a few minutes.
  • Add the stock and tomato puree.
  • Replace the meatballs in the pot and arrange it in the sauce. Add thyme and finish off in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
  • For the mash, peel and chop the potatoes and boil in salted water until soft.
  • Add the butter, parmesan and milk and mash until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper.