This recipe featured on our home-made series cooking with Henry where I shot a series of basic cooking videos with my 7yo son. Enjoy the video here.



800g Beef mince

200g Streaky bacon, finely chopped

1 Onion, finely diced

2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 Tsp Wholegrain mustard

500g Passata or similar tomato sauce

400g Crushed tomatoes

A few splashes of Worcester Sauce

250ml Red wine

50ml Cooking oil

Salt and pepper



Preheat oven to 200C


Pound together the beef mince, streaky bacon, onion, garlic and wholegrain mustard.

Season with salt and pepper.

Once fully combined roll the balls into golf ball sized pieces.


Note: When you have all your balls rolled, you are looking to cook the meatballs in a pan or tray which is deep enough to take the liquid and also which can be placed straight in the oven.


Heat your pan or tray with the cooking oil.

Add the meatballs and colour completely on the outside.

Add red wine and reduce by 2/3’s.

Add the rest of the ingredients and re season.


Bake the meatballs for between 30-45 minutes until the meatballs and the sauce are blistered on the top and the meatballs are firm without being hard.