Apple Mint Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

A great way of using up past their best tomatos from the garden, a light tangy sauce with the full flavour of lamb, with a hint of apple mint.

Serves 3-4 people. prep time 20-25mins. Cooking time 15-20mins.

prep time 15- 20mins.

Cooking time 10-15mins


500g minced lamb

2 tablespoons chopped apple mint

1 egg

25g breadcrumbs

1tsp salt

1tsp black pepper

1 tablespoons coconut oil

(For the sauce)

1 can chopped cherry tomatoes

200g fresh cherry tomatoes

1 tablespoons apple mint leaves (chopped)

Salt & pepper


  1. Place the lamb mince in a large bowl, then add the breadcrumbs, egg and apple mint.
  2. With clean hands or a spoon mix all the ingredients together, then add salt and pepper to season.
  3. Take a small amount of the mixture and roll into your hands to make a ball then place to one side. Complete the process until all the ingredients are shaped.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a large pan then carefully place the meat balls into the pan, keeping the meatballs moving so they don`t stick to the pan. Cook for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Once the meatballs have cooked through and are golden brown, add the tinned tomatoes and cherry tomatoes to the pan,  add salt and pepper and gently stir.
  6. Add the apple mint leaves to the dish and cover and cook for a futher 5-10minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and serve.








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