Syn Free Meatballs | Slimming World

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If you’re searching for a satisfying dinner recipe that’ll please even the fussiest of eaters, then you’ve found what you’re looking for in these Slimming World meatballs.

They’re Syn free, have just 228 calories per portion, and you’ve got a good couple of options when it comes to how to serve them.

Without any further ado, let’s get down to it…

slimming world meatballs

For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…

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How to serve your Syn free meatballs

You’ll notice that I use just 250g of minced beef in this recipe, to make a 2-person serving of the meatballs. It’s fairly easy to find 250g packs of mince in the supermarkets these days, and as I’m often cooking just for myself, this comes in really handy.

Of course though, if you’re cooking for more people, you can just increase the quantities.

When I’m making Slimming World meatballs, I tend to make 2 portions and spread them across 2 nights.

One night, I’ll serve them with spaghetti, or if I’m trying to up my speed foods intake, spirallised courgette. Together with garlic bread made using a Weight Watchers wrap, and a little sprinkling of cheese, it makes a really satisfying meal.

Just remember to count the calories or the additional Syns and Healthy Extras accordingly!

meatballs and spaghetti

Another night, I’ll make a meatball sub. 

Simply toast a Promise Gluten Free sandwich roll, stuff with the meatballs, salad, jalapeños, and some cheese, and melt a little more cheese on the top of the roll.

slimming world meatball sub

Using Spicentice for your Slimming World meatballs

I love cooking from scratch, but I also love using a few shortcuts in the kitchen to save time.

For this recipe, I use Spicentice Meatball Marinara. It takes away the need for lots of different jars of spices, saves a bit of time, and the result is absolutely delicious.

I highly recommend giving it a go!

Use code SLIMMINGV10 to save 10% on your order. 

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Looking for more minced beef recipes?

I love cooking with minced beef as it’s so versatile.

If you fancy trying a few new things, you might want to get started with my Syn free meatzza. It’s perfect for the evenings when you fancy a pizza, but without the carb overload. meatzza with chips

You might also want to check out my Syn free chilli con carne.

syn free chilli con carne

Syn Free Meatballs

These Slimming World friendly meatballs are Syn free, and are perfect served with spaghetti or as part of a meatball sub.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 228kcal


  • 250 g lean minced beef less than 5% fat
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • Spicentice Italian Meatball Marinara from - use code SLIMMINGV20 at checkout to save 20% on all orders
  • 1 beef stock cube made up with hot water to 200ml
  • 4 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • Low calorie cooking spray


  • Place the minced beef into a large bowl with half of the onion, garlic, and Spicentice. Mix well.
    mince in bowl
  • Divide into 8 equally sized balls. I like to weigh the mixture and divide it by 8, then weigh out each ball to ensure they're the same size.
    meatballs on plate
  • Heat a heavy based pan over a medium heat, and gently fry until lightly browned all over. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining onion to the pan and fry for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the meatballs, tinned tomatoes, and beef stock, and turn up the heat to bring to a boil.
    meatballs in pan
  • Simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened as desired.
  • Serve, sprinkled with the fresh basil leaves. Enjoy!


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Calories: 228kcal

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