Pork & apple meatballs

Whip up these tasty meatballs for a weeknight treat. They'll be a hit with kids and adults alike.
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Serves:Makes 12

Ready time:45 minutes

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Prep time:
20 minutes

Cooking time:
25 minutes

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  1. In a large frying pan, heat ½ tablespoon olive oil and cook the onion for 5 minutes until soft. Transfer the onion to a large bowl, add the mince, apple sauce, sage and breadcrumbs. Season with freshly ground black pepper and mix together until well combined. 
  2. Shape the mince into 12 balls. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and fry the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning, until cooked through with no pink remaining. Remove from the pan, set aside and keep warm.
  3. Stir-fry the cabbage for 2 minutes in the frying pan.
  4. Make the sauce: heat the soured cream in a small pan and stir through the cornflour mixture. Slowly add the beef stock and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. Meanwhile, heat the mash to pack instructions.
  5. Serve the mash with the meatballs, cabbage and cranberry sauce, then pour over the sauce.

Cook's tip

To make your own fresh breadcrumbs, tear fresh white bread into small pieces and whiz in a food processor for a few moments to form crumbs.


  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil by Sainsbury's
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 x 500g pack be good to yourself extra lean British pork mince
  • 2 tablespoons Bramley apple sauce by Sainsbury's
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage by Sainsbury's
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 400g savoy cabbage by Sainsbury's, chopped
  • 70ml soured cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour, mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 2 x 400g packs ready mashed potato by Sainsbury's
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce by Sainsbury's

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