Well ‘ya don’t need da luck a di Irish to pull off a cracking meal here, d’yaknowwhatimeanlike!? Whether you’re celebrating St Patrick’s day, or getting in the mood for the rugby, there’s ‘nowt better for the occasion than hearty-old Paddy’s Balls! Dig in to our classic beef and pork Yorkshire Balls, served on a bed of colcannon mash with a rich Guinness gravy!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 minutes
|1kg||Potatoes (2inch cubes)|
|1||Savoy cabbage (shredded)|
|2 cloves||Garlic (minced)|
|1 large||Onion (sliced)|
First, get the colcannon going…
Peel the potatoes and cut into 2inch cubes. Bring them to the boil in a large saucepan of water, then simmer for 15-20 mins, or until tender when pierced. Drain and mash potatoes until smooth
Meanwhile, heat quarter of the butter in a saucepan, then fry the bacon and the cabbage for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and set aside
Cook the Balls…
Preheat a frying pan over a high heat and roll your Balls in a knob of melted butter, or a little hot oil, to seal and lightly brown. Transfer the Balls into a roasting tray and roast in the oven at 180c for 15-20 minutes. Ensure Balls are piping hot before serving
Cook the Guinness gravy…
Melt the butter in a saucepan, adding garlic and onions and saute for a few minutes until softened. Add the Guinness and beef stock, leaving to simmer for around 10 minutes on medium heat. Mix the cornstarch with 3tbsp water and add it to mixture to thicken, continue cooking until you reach your desired thickness
Finish the colcannon…
When potato and cabbage is ready, add the cream to a small saucepan with the remaining butter and, when almost boiling, beat into the potato. Add bacon and cabbage to potato and mix. Season with a little salt and black pepper to taste.
Simply serve your Balls in a bowl, atop a hearty portion of colcannon, and a smothering of Guinness gravy. If you fancy going all out, serve extra gravy on the side, with a topping of double creamy for the real Guinness effect!
As you might imagine, we’re big on cooking, and the flavour of each of our Balls has been designed to make sure you’re able to enjoy them in as many different dishes as possible. Sure, meatballs and spaghetti will always have a place in our hearts, but there’s so much more you could do with these hearty little morsels! So, we’ve created some interesting and unique recipes that’ll get you started! Some simple, some a little more adventurous, but all guaranteed to tantalise your tastebuds…
We use only the freshest and tastiest British meat, chosen for its quality and provenance. We then combine this with carefully chosen herbs, spices and seasoning to round-off the flavour of each Ball. The result… unrivalled meatballs made from the highest quality produce, well seasoned and uncompromising in flavour! What’s more, they’re all gluten free, ensuring as many folk as possible can dig in! We make proper hearty, wholesome and honest Balls… there’s nowt quite like ’em!