Kangaroo Meatballs

A family favorite to please kids and adults alike. Kangaroo meatballs is an Australian cultural fusion, just like its people and its music. Otherwise known as “Bouncy Balls”, this dish can be served on a bed of pasta, on toast for breakfast or is a hearty delicious on its own.

Kangaroo meat is a good source of valuable B-group vitamins, including Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin.

 Cooking time: 40mins | Feeds: 8 | Difficulty: medium | Spicy: none



  • 1kg kangaroo mince
  • 2 x eggs
  • 2 x carrots
  • 1 x zuchinni
  • 1 x brown onion
  • 1 x garlic clove


  • 1 x brown onion
  • 1 x garlic clove
  • 600g diced tomatoes
  • 100g tomato paste
  • 50g basil

ROO ingredients


1. Prepare all you veges by grating the carrots and zucchini and chopping the onions and garlic.

2. Place all meatball ingredients into a bow and season with salt and pepper; kangaroo mince, eggs, carrot, zucchini, onion and garlic.

ROO season3. Mix all ingredients thoroughly into a good meat patty blend.

ROO mix4. Once mixed well, roll into golf ball sized meat balls ready for frying.

ROO balls5. Place balls into a well oiled frying pan over high heat, making sure that the balls are not too close together.

ROO fry

6. Fry balls on each side for about 4-5mins each, until you feel they are cooked through enough and can maintain their shape.

ROO cooked7. Using the same pan, saute the onion and garlic for about 7mins.

ROO tomato8. Then stir in diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook this tomato sauce well for around 5mins making sure to stir often and clean the bottom of the pan for flavor.

9. Return to a low heat and add your basil leaves and gently stir into the sauce.

ROO basil10. Once your sauce is mixed well, take out about half a cup of sauce and put to the side to use later.

11. Place cooked meatballs into pan for a snug fit.

ROO combine12. Pour over the half cup of sauce you put aside to cover all the balls, if there doesn’t look there is enough sauce just add a little water into the sauce for top up.

ROO fill13. Place lid on and allow to simmer gently for around 10mins, to infuse sauce into the meat balls.

ROO simmer14. Once you feel the dish is ready, serve on a bed of spaghetti, on toast or on its own as a hearty meal.

ROO final