Spanish meatballs

Spanish meatballs
  • Serves: 4
  • Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • * Freezer friendly
  • SP Perfect for Extra Easy SP
  • Syns per serving:

Love meatballs? This Spanish-inspired recipe is delicious on its own or in a tangy tomato sauce.


  • 500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • Small handful of finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • Small handful of finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. Put the mince, coriander, spices and garlic in a bowl. Season and mix with your fingers until well combined. Cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Divide the mince mixture into 20 portions and shape each one into a bite-sized ball.
  3. Spray a non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Stir-fry the meatballs for 6-8 minutes until browned and cooked through (you may need to do this in two batches), then drain on kitchen paper. Put the meatballs in a large serving dish and scatter with the parsley.
  4. These meatballs are great eaten straight away or you can cool them and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 days. They’re delicious cold or thoroughly reheated.

Tip: If you're enjoying an Extra Easy SP day, serve on a mound of courgetti and enjoy with your favourite vegetables.

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