Opera Meatballs in Bordelaise Sauce

Opera Meatballs in Bordelaise Sauce

Portions: 6

Cooking time:
15 minutes

Preparation time:
15 minutes


  • 1 pouch (40 g) of Chef LELARGE Fine Cuisine Bordelaise Sauce Mix
  • 250 g (1/2 lb) of ground pork
  • 250 g (1/2 lb) of ground veal
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 75 ml (1/3 cup) of fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 carrot, grated
  • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) ground cloves
  •  Pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Bordelaise Sauce mix according to the instructions. Set aside.
  2. Mix all the other ingredients and make 2 cm (1 inch) meatballs.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the meatballs until browned. Remove excess oil and add the sauce.
  4. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Arrange meatballs on a plate with a decorative toothpick and serve.

Tips and advices

This mixture can be frozen for a few months and reused with other types of meat. Simply place in refrigerator the day before to thaw, then heat in saucepan. Adjust the texture as needed with a little water if too thick, or a little cornstarch if too thin.