Pork & Chorizo Meatballs

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This is a recipe that I made up one day. I had some pork mince that I had planned to use in a stir fry but Rien didn’t feel like that for dinner. Instead I decided to make pork meatballs and add some chorizo to make them a bit more interesting. They were really delicious and very versatile. They are great in a salad or cut up in a sandwich or wrap and taste great eaten both hot and cold. You could also make a tomato sauce and have them with pasta. Instead of shaping them into meatballs, you could make them into burgers which would be perfect for a BBQ.

I have made this recipe up so feel free to tweak it if needed to incorporate what you like and/or is in your cupboards. The below recipe makes twelve meatballs.

250g pork mince
30g panko breadcrumbs
40g chorizo
1 egg
¼ tsp ancho chilli powder
¼ tsp chipotle chilli powder
¼ tsp paprika 
Pinch of cayenne
Salt & pepper
Spray oil 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Put the pork mince in a bowl. Dice the chorizo and add to the bowl with the pork. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix until completely combined. If the mixture is too wet, add more breadcrumbs and if it is too dry add a little more egg. You want it to be firm enough to form balls

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  1. Pinch small golf ball sized pieces of the meat and shape them into balls using the palms of your hands

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  1. Spray a baking tray with oil and place the meatballs on the tray. Put in the oven for 20 minutes until they are golden and slightly crispy, turning half way

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