Traditional Frikkadels

Traditional Frikkadels

These traditional South African meatballs are great enjoyed alone or mixed into a delicious pasta sauce.

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Prep Time: 10

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Cook Time: 20

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Serves: 6

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Difficulty: easy

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  • 750 g beef mince
  • 3 tbsp margarine
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 slice of white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Robertsons Mixed Herbs
  • 1 tbsp Robertsons Spice for Mince


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of the margarine in a large frying pan and sauté the onion in it for about 5 minutes.

  2. Soak the bread in a little bit of water and squeeze dry, then mash with a fork.

  3. Combine the onion with the mince, bread, eggs, Robertsons Mixed Herbs and Robertsons Spice for Mince to make frikkadels.

  4. Heat the remaining butter, margarine or oil in the frying pan and brown the frikkadels, a few at a time for about five minutes on one side.

  5. Turn them over and brown the other side, then turn down the heat slightly and continue cooking the frikkadels for about 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

  6. Serve hot with mashed potatoes, and an onion and tomato sauce.