Please note that the salt content of the meatballs has been reduced since the first test batch. We recommend cooking them in the vacuum pack so they retain their juicy flavor or cooking together with other ingredients as the juice from the meatballs will transfer additional umami flavor to the dishes. We also recommend serving them together with your favorite type of sauce.
Introducing clean meatballs made from free-range pork and nothing but natural ingredients - a total 300g (10.6oz), or 15 meatballs, per pack. These meatballs are the perfect choice for anyone who loves the taste of classic meatballs but wants to enjoy them guilt-free. Our meatballs are minimally processed and made with natural ingredients, ensuring a fresh and flavorful taste that is second to none. Easy to prepare and can be used in a variety of dishes, including spaghetti and meatballs or meatball subs. Stock up on them and have them ready in no time for a quick and clean meal for your kids or the whole family to enjoy. The juices from the meatballs have a delicious umami flavor, so we recommend using them in dishes like soup for additional flavor.
Free-range pork, in this case, pastured pork tastes different because it is different! The pigs are able to exercise freely and build natural muscles without the aid of growth promoters. They get to wander and forage with the herd and interact and do not suffer the same stress as intensively farmed pigs. Give it a try and taste the difference! Raising pigs free-range on open pastures is an extremely cost-intensive operation that makes free-range pork more expensive compared to conventional pork products.
How to prepare:
|Method A||Slowly simmer (95°C) in the frozen unopened package for 15 minutes. *Note the product label will become unreadable.|
|Method B||Defrost the package, remove from the package and place into simmering water (95°C) for 10 minutes.|
|Method C||Defrost the package, remove from the package and slowly cook meatballs in a frypan with olive oil for 8-10 minutes.|
|Contents||1 pack contains 15 meatballs|
|Weight||300g (10.6 oz.)|
|Serves||Serves 3-5 depending on the recipe|
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Defrosting Time||Not required.
If defrosting: 12 hours in the fridge, or 1 hour in cold water.
|Cooking Method||Simmering, fry-pan
|Best By||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 6 months)
Chilled: Please consume within 2 days.
|Also known as||Spaghetti meatballs, pasta meatballs|
|Ingredients||Pork (Hokkaido), pork fat, starch, sea salt, spices|
|Country of Origin||Japan
|Nutritional Facts||100g serving size
Calories: 329 kcal
Total Fat: 27.6g
Total Carbohydrate: 4.6g
✔ Raised free-range all-year-round in the beautiful and clean nature of Hokkaido. They grow up healthy and happy, basking in the sun and running around freely.
✔ No growth hormones, no subtherapeutic use of antibiotics - ever!
✔ Fed a large variety of clean, carefully selected, high-quality feed.
✔ No gestation crates for sows. No teeth clipping or tail docking of piglets.
✔ No factory farming! Humanely raised and treated with respect. The pigs live a much longer and happier life than other general farms.
✔ 100% traceability from farm to fork.
At A Glance
|Breeding||All year 100% free-range pasture-raised|
|Farm / Ranch||
El Paso Ranch (Tokachi, Hokkaido)
Nakano Farm (Tokachi, Hokkaido)
Curly Flats Ranch (Hidaka, Hokkaido)
|Feeding||A large variety of grains, protein sources, and vegetables such as wheat, corn, soybeans, potatoes, acorns, grass roots, walnuts, bamboo grass, and yams.|
|Traceability||100% fully traceable from farm to fork|
|Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use||Never|
|Livestock By-Product Use in Feed||Never|
Our children LOVE these meatballs. So easy to prepare as we bake them in the oven. They stay juicy once cooked, packed with flavour and minimally processed- but are on the salty side so there is no need to add anymore. Ticking boxes for us on protein and nutrients for our 1 and 4 year old. Great lunch box option too!
Made this into meatballs and tomato sauce, but a little too salty for us. Really tasty though!