Quick & Simple: Bacon & Pork Meatballs

These are delicious thanks to the salty smoked flavours from the bacon. They’re great as stand-alone picky bites, appetisers or with a spicy tomato sauce with spaghetti.

Emily loved these, munching through 4 of them at dinner. Sam enjoyed these too and even threw some on his homemade pizzas a few days later.

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 10-15 minutes


  • 500g lean pork mince
  • 2 rashers of bacon, chopped into small pieces (use scissors if necessary)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg


  1. Place the pork mince, bacon, thyme and parsley into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Season with a little salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Add the breadcrumbs and egg and mix. This is quite handsy and it gets mushy, so be close to the sink!
  2. Divide the mixture into 16 and shape each portion into a smallish ball, using your hands.
  3. Place the meatballs into the olive oil and simmer, turning often for 5-8 minutes, or until the meatballs are completely cooked through.

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