• 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 200 g flat mushrooms, wiped and chopped
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • ½ cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 leek, washed and sliced
  • ¾ cups orzo or risoni
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 1 ½ cups beef stock
  • 1 cup water

1. Pan fry the onion in a dash of oil until just beginning to soften, increase heat, add mushrooms and cook stirring until tender.

2. In a bowl, combine beef mince, breadcrumbs, parsley, cooked onion and mushrooms, egg and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, mix well. With wet hands roll mixture into small balls.

3. Heat a deep-lidded frying pan with a dash of oil and brown the meatballs. Scatter over the leek and orzo, add Wattie’s Condensed Tomato Soup, stock, water and season with salt and pepper.

4. Cover and simmer very gently for 25 minutes, or until the meatballs and orzo are tender. Garnish with extra parsley.

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Reviews (11)

Kylie's Review | Rating

I made these meatballs without the pasta and the leek and added a can of italian tomatoes instead of the tomato soup. I put the meatballs in the sauce raw and let them cook for half an hour in the oven. Very yummy as the flavour from the meat made the sauce tasty.

Justine's Review | Rating

We really enjoyed this. The only thing I would do next time is add a bit of chilli. We like spicy! But otherwise very flavoursome.

Kerrianne's Review | Rating

This was a hit with my family. I didn't have the orzo rice, but used dried spaghetti.

Jodyann's Review | Rating

Fool proof recipe, very tasty

Alisha's Review | Rating

This was so "tasty", the whole family enjoyed it, will definitely make this again :)

Nicola's Review | Rating

This recipe is quick and easy, very tasty. Even people who don't like eating pasta enjoyed this meal

Lauren's Review | Rating

This was a fantastic winter meal and enjoyed by my whole family. The tomato flavour was strong but not overpowering, and the meatballs were lovely and moist.

Viv's Review | Rating

I adapted this recipe to what I had in the pantry, using spirals and tin of diced tomatoes with basil & oregano. I used half cup less water and a diced carrot instead of the leek. Tasty, quick, economical meal with very little to clean up. Great

Ellen's Review | Rating

this was a great meal a crowd pleaser

Lahnae Cleaver's Review | Rating

Great recipe, I also adapted it to what I had with ready to eat soup and tomato paste instead of condensed soup. So yum!

Katie-Jane's Review | Rating

Great recipe! I swapped the leek for grated carrot and used not quite a full can of diced tomatoes with some tomato paste instead of the soup. I also added about 2 handfuls of fresh spinach at the simmering stage.