South African Style Meatballs

I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and as far back as I can remember my mom s meatballs were just great. I ve tried my hand at making them before and it just did not compare. Then I flew my mom over to Canada to meet her new grandson, perfect opportunity to have her write everything down! Needless to say this blew everyone s socks off. I use this recipe for hamburgers, meatballs and meatloaf and it never disappoints.


  1. 1 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  2. 1/2 Grated Onion
  3. 1/2 tsp Celery Seeds
  4. 1 tsp Paprika
  5. 1/4 tsp Cumin
  6. 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  7. 2 tsp Seasoning Salt
  8. 1 Egg
  9. 1 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs


  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl until it has a nice stiff consistency
  2. Make medium size balls with the meat mixture
  3. Heat pan on medium heat and drizzle with some olive oil keep turning the meatballs until fully cooked

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