In the Kitchen with…

My baby bro.

The other day he asked me if I wanted to feature a recipe of his on here. Knowing my brother’s cooking, a little slap dash but packed full of flavour, I naturally said hells yeah.

So here you are – Rupert’s legendary ‘cheat’ meatballs.


  • 2 hamburger patties
  • 2 pork sausages, meat removed from the sausage casing
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tablespoons of roughly chopped chives
  • 1 medium red chilli “seeds and all”, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • Few drops of chipotle hot sauce (or any other kind of hot sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons of good quality olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and using your hands mix well so everything is evenly distributed. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate so the mixture can soak up all the flavour overnight, or at least 1 hour before cooking.

To roll the meatballs have a small bowl of water to hand to keep your hands moist. With slightly wet hands take a small amount of the mixture and roll into balls.

Shallow fry in a large pan or skillet in about half and inch of vegetable oil. Cook until nicely browned.

Uber nom.

Makes around 30 meatballs.


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