Recipe: Little lamb meatballs, tomato sauce & parmesan

As seen on our Little Bites Children’s Menu (now available at all our restaurants), this little lamb meatballs recipe, with tomato sauce & parmesan, is a perfect tasty treat to make with your little ones…


  • 50g sliced ciabatta bread (crust removed)
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 250g lamb mince
  • 250g beef mince
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan plus extra to grate over when serving
  • Whole nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 250g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • Few leaves basil


  1. Soak the bread with in a bowl with the milk for min 10mins. Squeeze the bread and chop it finely. Add the chopped bread back into the milk.
  2. Place the mince and all other ingredients into a large bowl apart from tomatoes & basil.
  3. Add the soaked bread and milk to the mince. Knead until well combined
  4. Shape the mixture into 3.5cm balls
  5. Heat a large pan to accommodate all the meatballs, add sunflower oil to cover the pan over a medium heat.
  6. Saute the meatballs until brown all over, remove from the pan and set aside.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and place back onto the heat. Bring to a slow simmer, add the basil and meatballs back into the sauce.
  8. Cover with a lid and simmer for approx. 25mins
  9. Place onto a serving dish and grate over more parmesan
  10. Enjoy ?