Chilli Beef Meatballs with Lime Noodles


Chilli Beef Meatballs with Lime Noodles

Chilli Beef Meatballs with Lime Noodles Recipe

Chilli beef meatballs with lime noodle salad.  An Asian twist on the old family-favourite spaghetti and meatballs, these beef mince patties are infused with ginger, mint and chili jam and pack a punch in flavour.


Serves 4


1 cup mint leaves

500g beef mince

2 tbsp chilli jam

2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated

1 tsp sea salt

vegetable oil

150g snow peas

200g rice noodles

250g cherry tomatoes, halved

1 small red onion, thinly sliced


4 tbsp fish sauce

5 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp palm sugar

2 bird’s-eye chillies, sliced


To make dressing, place fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar and chillies in a bowl and whisk until sugar dissolves.

Finely chop half the mint, then add mince, chilli jam, ginger and salt to a bowl. Mix well to combine.

Roll mixture into 20 small balls. Heat 1cm of oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Slice snow peas lengthways and place into a bowl. Cover with boiling water for 1 minute, drain and plunge into ice-cold water. Drain and set aside.

Place rice noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water until soft. Drain and run under cold water. Drain again.

Place noodles, tomatoes, snow peas and onion in a bowl. Pour dressing over noodles and toss to combine.

Divide noodle mixture among four serving bowls and top with meatballs and remaining mint.


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