Meatballs with lemon sauce

Delicious Meatballs with lemon sauce Recipe

Serve these tasty veal meatballs in lemon sauce on a bed of risoni pasta for a complete mid-week meal.
Meatballs with lemon sauce
Prep Time : 0:25 | Cook Time : 0:15 | Total Time : 0:40 | Serving : 4 person.


  • 600g veal mince

  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, finely chopped

  • 2 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced

  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornflour

  • 2 cups Massel salt reduced chicken style liquid stock

  • Cooked risoni (see note), to serve

  • Basil leaves, to serve


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 160°C. Combine veal mince, basil, lemon rind, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Using wet hands, roll mixture into small balls.

  • Step 2

    Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Spray meatballs with oil. Cook, in batches, shaking pan, for 5 minutes or until browned. Keep warm.

  • Step 3

    Whisk yolks, remaining 1/4 cup of juice and cornflour in a jug. Add stock. Pour into frying pan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat, until thickened slightly.

  • Step 4

    Serve meatballs and sauce on risoni, topped with basil.

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