Black Pudding Meatballs

These black pudding meatballs are such a creative way of using what I consider a breakfast treat. You will be surprised at how tasty these are, and just how easy they are to make.

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I am having a few issues of questioning people’s way of conducting themselves. The first instance was when someone offered to do something for me. It was such a generous offer, but that is where it ended. They never did what they said they would, and it meant me running around at the last minute to get everything in order and sorted out. Then, a few months ago I came up with a brilliant solution to an issue I was about to have. But it meant having to asking someone to do something for me. I am usually loathe to ask for favours , other than from Dave, as more often than not, I am let down. The person I asked said they would do the favour with pleasure. But they never followed through. And I had ran out of time to shop for the solution.

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Knowing I might encounter this again in the future, I went about looking in various shops whilst at the Mall. Eventually I found exactly what I was looking for and bought it so that I have what I need the next time I need it. The latest thing to irritate me is that someone handed out my cell phone number to a company without my permission. Within three days I had been contacted 3 times to solicit something from me. We have a very strict Protection of Personal Information Act in South Africa. And this person just violated it without a second thought. And when I sent them a message about it, they totally ignored me. As if I had done something wrong! These three instances are enough to put me in a foul mood, which is not conducive to anything creative. Would you hand out someone’s phone number without permission?

Black Pudding Meatballs

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Black Pudding Meatballs

Nigella suggests serving these with colcannon, or with good bread and butter!
Recipe Category: Meat
Makes enough for: 32 meatballs
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Cook, Eat, Repeat page 124


for the tomato sauce

  • 45 mls olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled, cut in half, and finely diced
  • 7 g flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 5 mls dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 x 410g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 400 mls water
  • 15 mls tomato paste
  • 10 mls Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to season

for the meatballs

  • 500 g lean mince
  • 215 g black pudding, finely chopped
  • 20 g rolled oats
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 7 g flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 5 g chives, finely chopped, plus extra for serving
  • 5 mls dried thyme
  • 1.25 mls dried chilli flakes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season


for the tomato sauce

  • Place the oil into a large, heavy bottomed pot and heat over a medium temperature
  • Add the onions and sauté until soft and nice and golden
  • Add the parsley, thyme and garlic and allow the garlic to cook for a bit
  • Then add the tomatoes, and pour the water into the tins before pouring into the pot
  • Add the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and season generously with salt before mixing, and increasing the temperature
  • Bring to the boil then reduce the temperature and leave the sauce to simmer for at least 10 minutes

for the meatballs

  • Place the mince into a large bowl, loosening it as you put it into the bowl
  • Add the black pudding, oats and eggs as well as the parsley, chives, thyme and chilli flakes
  • Season generously and mix in by hand until everything is incorporated
  • Line a baking tray or chopping board with baking paper
  • Scoop up walnut size pieces of the meat and shape into balls and place them onto the baking paper
  • When all are done, gently drop them into the tomato sauce
  • Make sure the meatballs are submerged then increase the temperature until the sauce is bubbling
  • Cover with a lid, reduce the temperature slightly and leave to simmer for 15 minutes
  • Remove the lid, gently stir, reduce the temperature slightly and leave to simmer for 15 minutes
  • Adjust the seasoning then remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 minutes
  • Serve with some chopped chives to garnish
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime October 20:

Dave and I are away in The Netherlands and I am not sure how much time I will have for blogging. I will be back at work on the 26th of October and will reply to blog comments then. I might not be able to read any blogs while I am away. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.
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10 thoughts on “Black Pudding Meatballs

  1. Hi Tandy, I have been so frequently let down by other people, even family, that I don’t ask for help at all any more. I rarely even ask my husband as his whole life is work and I feel I am intruding on that when I intervene with no-work related issues. My latest feeling of complete let down is in respect of Michael’s doctor. First we had the complete debacle with the anesthetic and he ended up in ICU, very sick and unable to breath. Now, I get a script on Friday from the doctor for a bunch of meds but no follow up call to explain what has been discovered and why he is being given these treatments. I have made a further appointment, which I will pay for, with the doctor on Friday to find out what is going on. I feel hugely disappointed and let down, but that seems to be the name of the game now.

    1. I can’t tell you how sad this makes me to read that you don’t even want to ask Terence for help. I’m blessed that Dave will help me if he can.

  2. Glad you had a good vent. No, I would never give out anyone’s phone number especially to a company. Also, when someone offers to do something for me- I say I need it by this date and if you can’t do it, please say so- no hard feelings but I can’t be left flat. Enjoy your time away.

  3. I would never give out someone’s phone number. You are lucky to have strong protections in place. Ours our worthless, so I have any calls not on my contact list go to voicemail (where they hang up).

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