Guinness BBQ meatballs – yes, Guinness. This is a nice, hearty, manly meal which is sure to put hairs on your chest, which at least will be a pleasant distraction from whatever sauce you’ve managed to slop down there. I love a Guinness, although ordering one in a pub round here normally means deafening tuts and COPD-esque sighs as people are delayed getting to their fizzy piss pint.
As an aside, before we get to the recipe, I want to hear from anyone out there who works for canal boat holiday sorts – we’re looking to get something booked in but goodness me, is it expensive. Some help appreciated!
Right, the recipe…
to make guinness bbq meatballs you will need:
for the meatballs
- 250g pork mince
- 250g beef mince
- half an onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (get this to make your life easier!)
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
Now, this is where I’d traditionally link to our Musclefood deal which has lots of mince in – but actually, here’s a switch: you can now choose what you want to go in your hamper – so if you’re not a fan of pork, say (unlike me), hoy some more chicken in there. Up to you. To help you, we’ve updated our Musclefood page so it has all of the syn values on there – click here for that – it’ll open in a new window.
for the sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1½ tsp sriracha (or any hot chilli sauce will do)
- 250ml guinness (4.5 syns)
- ½ tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp honey (5 syns)
- 1 tbsp cornflour (1 syn)
- 80g tomato puree
to make guinness bbq meatballs you should:
- preheat the oven to 200°c and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
- mix together all of the meatball ingredients until well combined
- roll out the mixture into about 20 meatballs and place on the greaseproof paper
- bake in the oven for about thirty minutes
- meanwhile, mix together the cornflour with 2 tbsp water until dissolved and set aside
- place a saucepan over a medium high heat and add a little oil
- add the garlic cloves and stir for about thirty seconds
- add the rest of the ingredients and the cornflour mixture into the pan and whisk to mix
- bring to the boil, and keep whisking, then reduce the heat to a simmer
- cook for another fifteen minutes, whisking regularly until the mixture has thickened and reduced
- when the meatballs are cooked, remove from the paper and stir gently into the sauce to coat
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Can’t find how to email you, but if you would like to email me I may be able to help with the canal boat issue! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t get too excited, in spite of my email I am a lady!
Delicious. Had them with mash and veg rather than pasta. The sauce is to die for and you could use it for other meats.