Frikkadels – South African meatballs

Frikkadels – pronounced frik-a-dells are South African meatballs made with chutney. I modified this recipe to make my own, and they turned out SO good, juicy and sweet. The peach chutney adds such a nice sweetness and I think it works really well with the pork.

I was able to make 24 yummy frikkadels with this recipe. You can probably find Mrs. Balls chutney at any South African grocery store, I purchased mine in Thornhill, at Eat Sum More.

Check out the recipes below!




  • 1lb of ground/minced pork
  • ½ cup of oats
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Mrs Balls chutney (or apricot jam/preserve)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix all the ingredients together
  2. Form into balls
  3. Bake at 350F for 30 mins or until done
  4. Alternatively, fry in hot oil.
  5. Serve with salad and mashed potato

Roasted Curry Potatoes


  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp oilive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 lbs baby red potatoes (16-20)
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint – chopped


  1. Preheat oven t0 425F. Line baking sheet with foil
  2. In a large bowl stir curry, salt, cumin and olive oil
  3. Using a small paring knife, cut shallow x on top of each potato
  4. Add potatoes to bowl and mix to coat well
  5. Place potatoes on baking sheet and loosely cover with another foil
  6. Roast in the center for 25-30 mins stirring occasionally until fork tender
  7. Romove from oven and toss with mint

6 thoughts on “Frikkadels – South African meatballs

  1. Wow, that’s so interesting… I’m a South African and I’ve never had frikkadels with chutney (of course I’ve eaten Mrs Ball’s Peach Chutney with just about everything else!) 🙂 This sounds yummy, although I’m not used to cooking with pork so would probably try this recipe with beef mince?

    • That’s interesting! So I guess this isn’t a typical frikkadels recipe? Would you just use the peach chutney as a dip instead?
      I think any kind of minced meat would work, even chicken and turkey if you’re trying to keep it a little more healthy.

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