The tastiest recipes for mini meatballs with spicy sauce

Hello there, food lover! Are you looking for a tasty and simple recipe to impress your guests or just treat yourself? Then you've come to the right place! In this blog post we share the tastiest recipes for mini meatballs with spicy sauce. Discover how to prepare this delicious snack and be inspired for a tasty result. Grab your apron, because it's time to hit the kitchen and enjoy these tasty treats!

Essential ingredients for mini meatballs

To make delicious mini meatballs you need the following ingredients:

  • 500 grams of minced beef from Piet van de Beek
  • 1 egg from Boerderij de Vries
  • 50 grams of breadcrumbs from Koopmans
  • 1 clove of garlic from De Groene Markt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder from Verstegen
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil from AH Basic

Essential ingredients for spicy sauce

For the spicy sauce with the meatballs you need these ingredients:

  • 200 ml tomato passata from Grand'Italia
  • 1 red pepper from Organic Farm Klooster
  • 1 onion of Fresh Harvest
  • 2 cloves of garlic from De Groene Markt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper from Verstegen
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup from Maple Joe
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Necessary kitchen utensils and cooking equipment

To prepare the mini meatballs and spicy sauce you will need the following:

  • Frying pan from Tefal
  • Bowl to mix the minced meat
  • Chopping board by Joseph Joseph
  • Chef's knife from Zwilling
  • Garlic press from Ikea
  • Pan to make the sauce
  • Guard of Brabantia
  • Serving bowl from Villeroy & Boch

With these high-quality ingredients and cooking equipment, you can effortlessly prepare these tasty mini meatballs and spicy sauce for a delicious meal. Don't forget to cook with love and passion!

Preparation method Mini Meatballs


  • 500g minced beef (for example AH Organic Minced Beef)
  • 1 egg (preferably free-range eggs, such as organic eggs from Jumbo)
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (Panko Breadcrumbs from Koopmans)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: Prepare the Minced Meat Mixture

  1. Mix the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic and shallot in a large bowl.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix everything well.

Step 2: Forming the Meatballs

  1. Take a small amount of the minced meat mixture and roll it between your hands into a ball the size of a walnut.
  2. Repeat this step until all the meat mixture is used up and you have formed a nice stock of mini meatballs.

Step 3: Baking the Mini Meatballs

  1. Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Fry the meatballs in batches until golden brown and done.
  3. Let the balls drain on kitchen paper before serving.

Variation tip

  • For extra flavor, add some finely chopped fresh herbs to the mince mixture, such as parsley or thyme.
  • Serve the mini meatballs with a tasty sauce, such as homemade tomato sauce or a creamy mushroom sauce.

With these simple steps and delicious ingredients, you can quickly make delicious mini meatballs that are perfect as a snack or as part of a meal. Have fun cooking! 🍴


  • 1 onion (for example a red onion from the brand 'VerseGroenten')
  • 2 cloves of garlic (for example use garlic from the 'Kruidenrijk' brand)
  • 1 red pepper (for example, choose the peppers from 'VerseGroenten')
  • 1 can of tomato puree (such as 'Tomaat' brand)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (for example 'VersProduceert')
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil ('ExtraVirgo')
  • 1 teaspoon sugar ('ZoetKrachtig')
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder ('FireSpice')
  • Salt and pepper to taste ('TasteGood')


  1. Chop the onion and finely chop the garlic.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic until translucent.
  3. Add the chopped red pepper and stir-fry until soft.
  4. Add the tomato puree and fry briefly.
  5. Add the tomato cubes and let the sauce simmer over low heat.
  6. Add sugar, chili powder, salt and pepper and let the sauce simmer for a while.

Tips and variations

  • For an extra spicy sauce you can add more chili powder.
  • Try the sauce with roasted peppers for a deeper flavor.
  • Use fresh tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes for a different texture.

Prepare this delicious spicy sauce with your mini meatballs and enjoy a flavor explosion!

Serving tips and variations for Mini Meatballs with Spicy Sauce

Serving tips

  • As a snack: Present the mini meatballs with spicy sauce on a nice platter, possibly with cocktail sticks inserted for easy picking up.
  • As part of a meal: Serve the meatballs with sauce over a bed of rice or pasta for a filling meal.
  • As a tapas dish: Combine the mini meatballs with other tapas dishes such as Spanish tortilla, patatas bravas and olives for a complete taste experience.

Variations on the basic recipe

  • Chicken meatballs: Replace the ground beef with ground chicken for a lighter and healthier version of the meatballs.
  • Vegetarian option: Use vegetarian minced meat based on soy, lentils or beans for a vegetarian variant.
  • Sweet sauce: Experiment with a sweeter sauce, for example based on honey, for a surprising flavor combination.

Practical examples

When serving the mini meatballs with spicy sauce, the brand 'Dutch Oven BBQ sauce' an excellent choice because of its rich flavors and the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. In addition, the 'Mini Meatballs' of the brand 'Good Eats' ideal for this dish because of their handy size and high-quality ingredients.

For the vegetarian variant you can use the vegetarian minced meat brand 'VeggieDelight', which offers a firm structure and good taste that goes perfectly with the spicy sauce.

Comparison table

Option Ingredients Flavor profile Health benefits
Beef meatballs Minced beef, herbs, spicy sauce Savory, spicy High in protein, iron source
Chicken meatballs Minced chicken, herbs, spicy sauce Light, spicy Leaner alternative
Vegetarian option Vegetarian minced meat, herbs, spicy sauce Neutral, spicy Rich in fiber, cholesterol free

With these variations and serving tips you can always present your mini meatballs with spicy sauce in a surprising way and adapt it to the preferences of your guests. Have fun cooking!

Final verdict: Taste the flavor explosion!

In this blog post you were able to discover how you can make delicious mini meatballs with spicy sauce yourself. Don't forget to enjoy this tasty snack and don't be afraid to experiment with the recipes for a unique twist! Enjoy your meal!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How can the mini meatballs be served?

The mini meatballs can be served in different ways, depending on the occasion and taste preference. For example, you can serve them as a snack with a tasty sauce, such as satay sauce or garlic sauce. You can also add them to a pasta as part of a meal or even use them in a soup for extra flavor. In short, the possibilities are endless!

Are there alternatives to ground beef that can be used in this recipe?

Yes, there are several alternatives to minced meat that you can use in recipes. For example, you can use ground chicken, ground turkey, lentils, quinoa or chopped mushrooms as a substitute for ground beef. These ingredients can give a similar texture and flavor to your dish depending on the recipe you are making. Try them out and discover which alternatives suit your dish best!

Are there variations or additions to the recipe that could enhance the flavor?

Yes, there are different variations and additions to a recipe that can enhance the flavor. For example, adding herbs and spices such as garlic, onion, paprika powder or fresh herbs such as basil or thyme can improve the taste. Using good quality stock or stock cubes can also enhance the flavor of a dish. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients to adjust the taste to your liking!

Which spices are often used to make the sauce spicy?

You can use red pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, jalapeños and black pepper to make sauces spicy. These herbs are often popular because they add a nice spicy flavor to dishes.

What are the main ingredients for mini meatballs with spicy sauce?

For mini meatballs with spicy sauce you need minced meat (beef or pork), breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, onion, paprika powder, chili powder, salt, pepper and tomato sauce. These ingredients form the basis for making delicious mini meatballs with spicy sauce. Have fun cooking!

Are there any tips to make the sauce even spicier for those who like extra spice?

Certainly! To make the sauce even spicier, you can add extra hot peppers such as jalapeño, habanero or even ghost peppers. You can also use some chili powder or cayenne pepper for extra spice. Remember to be careful and add the amount according to taste so that it does not become too hot to eat. Good luck!

How long does it take on average to prepare this recipe?

On average it takes about 30 to 45 minutes to prepare this recipe. It may vary depending on your cooking skills and experience in the kitchen. Have fun cooking!



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