Meatballs with Tangy Barbecue Sauce

5 minutes + 30 minutes Serves 6


  • 490g store-bought meatballs
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp American-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
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1. Cook meatballs according to packet instructions.

2. Meanwhile, bring the tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chilli, garlic and lemon juice to the boil in a medium-sized saucepan.

3. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste. Leave to cool slightly before transferring to a dipping bowl.

4. Arrange meatballs on a serving platter with toothpicks and sauce on the side.


• Energy 1213Kj • Protein 20g • Total Fat 15g • Saturated Fat 7g • Carbohydrates 19g • Sugars 11g • Sodium 208mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.