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Venison Meatballs

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Venison Meatballs

Make your own meatballs with our lovely venison mince from Gill Wing Farm.


For the meatballs

        2 free-range eggs

        125ml/4fl oz milk

        450g/1lb minced venison

        200g/7oz breadcrumbs

        75g/3oz parmesan, grated

        1 garlic clove, finely chopped

        1 tbsp vegetable oil


For the ragu

        1 tbsp vegetable oil

        1 onion, finely chopped

        250g carrots, finely chopped

        1 stick celery, finely chopped

        4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

        1 tin chopped tomatoes

        450ml/¾ pint red wine

        450ml/¾ pint chicken stock

        2 sprigs fresh rosemary


Serve with spaghetti and grated parmesan.


1.       For the meatballs, beat the eggs and milk together in a bowl. Add the minced venison,breadcrumbs, parmesan and garlic and mix well.

2.       Mould the meatball mixture into balls, each the size of a golf ball.

3.       Place the meatballs onto a plate or tray and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

4.       Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.

5.       Remove the meatballs from the fridge and place into a hot frying pan. Fry for 8-10minutes, or until golden-brown all over.

6.       For the ragu, heat the oil in a separate frying pan. Fry the onion, carrot, celery and garlic for 5-6 minutes, or until softened.

7.       Add the tomato purée and cook for a further 7-8 minutes, until the sauce is thick and deep red in colour.

8.       Add the wine, chicken stock and rosemary and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.

9.       Add themeatballs to the sauce and simmer for 5-6 minutes, until the meatballs are completely cooked through.

10.    To serve,place a generous portion of cooked spaghetti into each serving bowl. Spoon over equal amounts of the meatballs and sauce, and finish with grated parmesan.

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Thanks so much for supplying us with such delicious, nutritious food in 2017. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February this year and have had chemo, surgery and radiotherapy, which I finally finished this morning! During treatment I have had much less energy than usual and so have spent more time at home.

Carmel, EC1

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