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Salads aren’t just for summer… when the days get darker and the nights get colder, just turn up the heat and pack in those nutrients! Dig in to our proper tasty beef and pork Smokey Balls, served on a warm autumn salad of roasted root vegetables and wilted greens, drizzled with a sweet and spicy chinese-style dressing to really tantalise those tastebuds!


Serves 4

Prep time

Prep: 10 mins

Cook time

Cook: 45 mins

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Warm Autumn Salad



Qty. Item
50g Butter
50g Honey
150ml White cooking wine
2 tsp Chinese five-spice


Qty. Item
4 Carrots
4 Parsnip
4 Raw beetroot
4 Red skin potatoes
100g Raw kale
200g Spinach


A hearty dollop of proper apple chutney, to really bring out the delicious flavours in our five-spice dressing


Prep the dressing…

Prep the five-spice dressing. Bring the butter and honey to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the white wine and chinese five spice, mix thoroughly. Continue to boil until dressing reduces slightly to thicken, then set aside to cool

Roast the root vegetables…

Cube the potatoes and parboil for 10 minutes. Cube the parsnips, carrot and beetroot, add to a roasting dish with the potatoes. Drizzle all veg with olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper, and toss all together to coat. Add the roasting dish to a preheated oven (180C/350C/GasMark4) for 30-40 minutes until crispy on the outside, soft on the inside (yum!)

Cook the Balls…

While the veg is roasting, roll the Balls in a knob of butter to seal and lightly brown, before transferring to the roasting dish with the vegetables for 10-15 mins. Ensure Balls are piping hot before serving.

Mix the salad…

Bring a pan of water to the boil, add in the kale to blanch for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, drain the water. Place pan back on a low heat and add the spinach, kale and roast veg, and mix together. Add a little dressing to the pan, and toss all ingredients together to coat and to wilt the spinach. Continue adding dressing and mixing gradually, to taste.

To serve…

Serve warm autumn salad in a bowl, topped with your Balls. Spoon a dollop of apple chutney on top of the Balls and away you go!


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!