Short-cut mini tomato meatballs

By Hope Malau
11 December 2014

This is one of those easy comfort foods to make after a long day.

Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 30 min Serves: 6

  • 450 g boerewors
  • 30 ml (2 T) oil
  • 4 spring onions
  • 5 ml (1 t) dried mixed herbs
  • 2 x 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400 g lentils
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • handful of parsley, chopped
  • crusty bread to serve

1. Pull out the sausage meat from its casing and with wet hands roll into cherry tomato-size meatballs. Place on a greased baking sheet.

2. In a pan heat oil over medium heat, then cook the meatballs in batches until browned. Gently remove from the pan back onto the baking sheet.

3. When all the meatballs are done add the onions and fry for 2 minutes. Stir in the mixed herbs, tomatoes, bay leaves and lentils and fill one tin with water to add to the pan. Cook for 8 minutes then return the meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes more.

4. Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle parsley over and serve with crusty bread to mop up the sauce.

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