Five Spice Meatballs

by Tenina Holder

Five Spice Sweet and Sour Meatballs, appearing in the iconic Spin A Dinner app...for iPhone, iPad, and Android! So easy, and so delicious. Save me one (or three!)


  • 1 egg white
  • 70 g soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp five spice powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 300 g chuck steak, cubed
  • 3 oranges, zest and juice
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 cm Piece peeled ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 40 g soy sauce
  • 1 medium red capsicum, diced into bite size pieces
  • 1 medium green capsicum, diced into bite size pieces



Preheat oven to 200℃ and line a baking tray with paper.


Place egg white, bread crumbs, five spice, salt and meat into Thermo bowl and mince together for 8-10 sec/speed 7.


With wet hands, shape into approximately 40-50 meatballs and arrange in paper lined Varoma dish and tray. Set aside.


Without washing bowl, place zest, chilli, ginger and garlic into Thermo bowl and mill for 10 sec/speed 9.


Add remaining sauce ingredients except capsicum and mix 5 sec/speed 4. Set into position and cook 8 min/Varoma/speed 3.


Remove meatballs from Varoma tray and place into preheated 200℃ oven and bake 10 minutes.


Place meatballs into steamer basket. Add capsicum to sauce, insert steamer basket and cook a further 5 min/90ºC/Reverse + speed 1.


Serve sauce over meatballs with steamed rice as a main meal, or serve with toothpicks as appetisers.

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