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Italian Meatballs

Time 30 mins
Difficulty medium
Portions 4
Italian Meatballs


  • 100g (5 scoops) SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula Neutral Flavour
  • 500g mince
  • 1⁄2 onion, chopped
  • 20g bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs
  • 40mL oil
  • 500g tomato passata
  • 1 teaspoon beef stock powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 20g fresh basil, chopped


  1. Combine SUSTAGEN Hospital Formula, mince, onion, breadcrumbs, egg and dried mixed herbs in a bowl.
  2. Once combined create small balls.
  3. Place meat balls on pan and cook at a low heat until brown on all sides.
  4. Once cooked cover with tomato passata.
  5. Add stock powder and water, stir well.
  6. Cover, cook on low for 15 minutes.
  7. Add basil and stir through. Serve.



If you do not have any passata, substitute with diced tomatoes.
Serve with pasta, rice or mash. 

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Note that cooking may impact the nutrient content of the product and thus the final dish, as certain nutrients are sensitive to heat.


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