Sweet Chilli Sticky Meatballs {#Hungry2Happy Challenge}

Jess McGlynnJune 20, 2013

I don’t know about other mums, but I often struggle to find dinners which are quick to make but don’t just involve shoving something in the oven (don’t get me wrong, I make my fair share of those meals too!) – as a working mum sometimes when I get home, I just need a quick dinner to make so I was keen to try out the Richmond Mini Meatballs.

As regular readers will know, I like to try out new ideas and recipes so I was up for the challenge of attempting something different.

Here are my ‘Sweet Chilli Sticky Meatballs’:

6 tbsp ketchup
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp mild chilli powder
1tsp chinese 5 spice
2 cloves garic

The method is as simple as this: 

– Take one eager to please helper (this has the added bonus of being really easy for kids to make so they don’t stand behind you whinging about how long it is taking to make the dinner you started 30 seconds ago)

– Mix the ingredients together and add the meatballs.

– Cook in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring regularly.


I served the meatballs with mash potato, carrots and peas.  To cook the carrots, I steamed them for 3 minutes, brushed them with oil and some of the sauce from the meatballs and put them in the oven for 10 minutes.

The kids looked at me a bit strangely when I attempted to serve them this dinner (meatballs without spaghetti…has Mummy lost the plot!?!) but they were soon gobbling them up and fighting off their Daddy who kept trying to pinch their remaining meatballs!!

Disclaimer: This post is an entry for BritMums’ Hungry to Happy Challenge sponsored by Richmond Mini Meatballs.  I was provided with a voucher to cover the cost of the mini meatballs.

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