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Bean and Beef Balls

 Try making these delicious and easy to make beef balls!


  • 100 g (½ pack) Salticrax crackers, Black Pepper flavour
  • 4 sprigs parsley
  • 250 g lean beef mince
  • 250 ml canned red kidney beans, drained and coarsely mashed
  • 125 ml finely sliced green spring onion tops
  • 10 ml cumin seeds, toasted and ground
  • 10 ml coriander seeds, toasted and ground
  • 65 ml plain low-fat yoghurt
  • ½ a packet brown onion soup powder
  • little sunflower oil for frying
  • 125 ml chopped coriander leaves
  • 250 ml sweet chilli sauce



Place the crackers and parsley in a processor and process until fine. Transfer mixture to a shallow platter.

Place the mince, beans, spring onion, cumin, coriander, yoghurt and soup powder in a bowl and mix well. Form into walnut-size balls and roll in the crumbs to coat.

Heat a little oil in a large pan and fry the balls until golden brown and cooked through. Drain and sprinkle with the coriander leaves. Serve with the sauce on the side.

Makes 18 – 24

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