Friday, June 11, 2010

World Cup Fever

Tonight is the start of the FIFA World Cup and in this household our night time TV has been put on hold for the next 31 days. Yes it's that time again when hubby goes into serious TV mode. You see he's a huge football fan not soccer but FOOTBALL! He's very passionate about his English football club the Tottenham Hotspurs and a huge supporter of the England team since he was a 12 year old at boarding school. 
English Premier League isn't in season so now our nights will be filled with the cheers for our favourite teams England and Australia .... or whoever is playing for the day. So to celebrate these upcoming 31 days I'll be concentrating on purely comfort foods to fuel our cheering lungs with and to keep us going for those 31 days.... 31 days ..... that's a long time to be playing football but I'm getting into the spirit of things so here we go with my opening special. A real treat for my hubby whose a meat and potato kind of man... Meatballs and Mash Potato and thrown in to that a good helping of Beef Garlic Sausages! I served the meatballs with the Bangers and Mash recipe and just drizzled the sauce over the meatballs. 


300g beef mince
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp homemade spicy BBQ sauce
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp basil
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of ground black pepper & salt
1 egg
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 cup plain flour for coating

1. Using a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients until it is well mixed. Put it in the refrigerator for about 10 mins. 
2. Remove the meat mixture from the fridge and using a heaped teaspoon roll it into meatballs. Dip the meatballs into the flour and place on a dish.
3. Heat oil (about 3 tbsp) in a fry pan. Fry the meatballs in batches and drain on a paper towel. 


  1. Hi, great looking meatballs. Good luck on your team.

  2. Good luck! These are definitely perfect comfort foods.



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