Sunday, 27 September 2015

Olive Stuffed Meatballs

Carole's Chatter: Olive Stuffed Meatballs

We just loved these Olive Stuffed Meatballs. They were also easy to make!


Some pitted green olives (chilli flavoured)
500g mince (ground beef)
Salt & pepper
Squeeze of tomato paste
Few drops of tabasco sauce
Handful of  grated cheese
Egg (half in meatball mixture and half used for egg wash)

What I did:

Just put all the ingredients (except the olives, half of the egg and the breadcrumbs) into a bowl and mix until combined

Roughly chop your olives

Form your meatballs by making a round flattish pattie first, then put a spoonful of the olive mixture in the middle and roll the sides up over it so that the olives are in the middle of the meatball.

Roll each meatball in the egg wash and then in the breadcrumbs.  Let your meatballs sit in the fridege for an hour to firm up.

Carole's Chatter: Olive Stuffed Meatballs

Fry them in a moderate heat in oil, turning them gently and carefully so they are brown on all sides.  Then pop them in a low/moderate oven for about half an hour to finish.  I made quite large meatballs – if yours were smaller they wouldn't need so much oven time.

The combination of the olives with the meatball was just fantastic.  I'll be doing these again!


  1. Carole, I love the sound of these meatballs. I'm such an olive fan, a meatball fan .... what's not to love. Pinned

  2. Nice recipe, Carole.
    I love the way you cut the meatball into a quarter. I do not eat beef. I wonder if minced chicken would be a good choice.

  3. Yum! I'm not a huge olive fan but these sound delicious!

  4. I love meatballs and olives, but my son doesn't like either. Still, I might make some for me.

  5. Oh boy, doesn't this sound good. I like the idea of browning them before baking.

  6. I like this idea. Usually I have my olives on a martini or mixed in Cuban cuisine but I must try this! Cheers!

  7. What an interesting combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Without the cheese and I am ALLLLLL over these!!! :) Meatball eating contest?? LOL

  9. Hi Carole,
    I can't wait to try your awesome Olive Stuffed Meatballs! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, and hope you have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Hi Carole, This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing at the party. Hope to see you again soon. PInned & shared. Theresa @DearCreatives


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