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Budget Thermomix Meatballs with Sweet Potato Pillows

  • Author: The 4 Blades
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6


This a delicious meal for the whole family and so cheap! It comes in at under $10 even when paired with a packet of pasta. You’ll want to serve this with pasta, bread or a big spoon as the sauce is too good to be rinsed off the plate.

This recipe was featured in episode 134 of The 4 Blades Podcast, where Bec and Joe go head to head to create cheap Thermomix meals with their $10 dinner challenge.


  • beef mince – 500g
  • garlic granules – 2 tsp
  • paprika – 2 tsp
  • tomato paste – 90g
  • sweet potato – 300g, peeled and cubed
  • spring onion – 2, white part only
  • balsamic vinegar – 25g
  • vegetable stock – 20g, paste
  • water – 350g
  • sugar – 1 tsp, can use xylitol for sugar free option
  • plain flour – 15g, can use tapioca starch for a grain free option
  • milk – 20g, can use almond milk


  • cheese – 1-2 handfuls, grated
  • pasta – 300-400g packet


  1. Add beef mince (500g), garlic granules (1 tsp only), paprika (1 tsp only) and tomato paste (30g only) to the bowl. Mix Reverse+Speed 4 / 5 seconds
  2. Set aside in a separate bowl.
  3. Peel and chop up sweet potato (300g) into small cubes.
  4. Add spring onions (2), balsamic vinegar (25g), tomato paste (60g), stock paste (20g), sugar (1 tsp), garlic granules (1 tsp), paprika (1 tsp) and water (350g) to the bowl.
  5. Place sweet potato pieces into internal steaming basket and set in place inside the bowl. Program 12 minutes / Steaming Temperature / Speed 2.
  6. Roll mince mixture into small meatballs and place into the steaming attachment lower dish.
  7. Once the timer goes off, set the steaming attachment in place. Program 8 minutes / Steaming Temperature / Speed 2.
  8. Pour meatballs into a baking dish. Set the basket of sweet potatoes to one side.
  9. Add plain flour (10g only) to the remaining liquid and mix Speed 3 / 10 seconds.
  10. Pour sauce over meatballs.
  11. Preheat oven to 200C.
  12. Without washing the bowl, set the whisk attachment in place and add the cooked sweet potato, milk (20g) and plain flour (5g). Mash Speed 4 / 15 seconds. Scrape down sides.
  13. Mash again Speed 4 / 10 seconds.
  14. Using a teaspoon, place spoonfuls of sweet potato mash on top of the meatballs.
  15. Sprinkle grated cheese (1-2 handfuls, if using) over the top if desired.
  16. Bake for 20 minutes.
  17. If desired, cook up some spiral pasta (300-400g packet) according to packet instructions.
  18. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes

Keywords: Free Thermomix Recipes, Lunch & Dinner Thermomix Recipes