cheese burger meatballs



  • 500 g mince
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panco bread crumbs
  •  3/4 cup tasty cheese


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • some diced veg (I did 1/2 zucchini, 1/2 red caps and handful mushroom)
  • 1 jar Passata
  • 1 cup stock



  1. Use a food processor to mince onion, zucchini and carrot
  2. Once diced add egg, panco bread crumbs and pulse again to combined
  3. Take mixture and mix together with the mince meat
  4. Grate some cheese and set aside
  5. Divide mince mixture into 1 tablespoon portions and roll into balls
  6. Flatten each ball and stuff each one with cheese
  7. Reform the ball and set in fridge for at least 30 minutes
  8. While that is setting heat a pan with oil and fry off onion garlic and veg
  9. Add passata and stock
  10. Bring to a simmer then add meat balls
  11. Cook for 15 minutes (adjust heat to cook on a simmer, carefully stirring every 5  minutes)



Serve with pasta or rice or on mashed potato. Serve with salad on the side.

Let the kids choose if they would like meatballs and sauce on top or on the side


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