Pork and fennel meatballs with chunky tomato ragu (for 2)

(32 customer reviews)


Magiche polpette di carne! These home-made Italian pork meatballs are delicately flavoured with pepper and fennel and are bathed in a rich, chunky tomato sauce. They come with a bed of risoni pasta and fresh shaved parmesan to serve. Lovingly handcrafted by Mic Giuliani of Sirocco South (see About Mic, below), this meal is for the first night on the track only (they’ve been pasteurised but not dehydrated) and comes in a 2 serve pack.

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Pork and fennel meatballs with chunky tomato ragu [free range pork, fennel seeds, garlic, salt, sugar, black pepper, chilli, tomato], risoni [durum wheat semolina, water], grated parmesan [milk, salt, cultures, rennet]

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Weight 647 g

32 reviews for Pork and fennel meatballs with chunky tomato ragu (for 2)

  1. Julie Wood

    Super delicious and quick one pot meal. The flavours of the fennel and tomato sauce were lovely and warming after a fresh walk in the tassie air. Generous serving, and topped off with parmesan. Simply delicious and hearty food 🙂

  2. Helen Prideaux

    Yep, absolutely delicious first night meal! So easy to prepare and we both agreed we need the recipe for home (you’ve got my email) excellent proportioning for the two of us and well balanced with the seasoning.

  3. Jon B

    Strongly recommended as a first night meal – nothing like getting to eat real food on a multi-day walk, let alone something tasting so great. Dead easy to prepare. The effort that has gone into preparing and packaging up such tasty, practical food is clear. The delivery service from Ian and Gail is absolutely fantastic – great to see such customer focus and service.

  4. Alicia

    So good – I echo the reviews above. Lovely attention to detail and delicious

  5. Alli

    Great start to the trip, easy to prepare, well seasoned, could really taste the fennel. Loved it.

  6. Ros

    Really delicious first night treat. Tender meatballs in a tasty sauce, completed with fresh parmesan. Lovely!

  7. Louise

    First night fabulous alright!. These meatballs are delicious and as good as anything you would get in a good restaurant. You have to get some of these as you will not regret it!
    Other bush walkers just had to look on in envy.

  8. Rose

    So Delicious!! It tastes like a meal from a 5 star restaurant it is really easy to prepare and it filled me up!! Everybody who saw us eating it either asked about it or said that it looked delicious!!

  9. Fiona

    Delicious! Well worth the carrying weight as it was tasty and nice not to have something dehydrated on the first night. Generous serve too.

  10. Tina

    So, so good to have this treat on the first night. Like a home cooked meal, super easy and yummy.

  11. Rachel Macdonald

    This was sooooo good. My 11 year old daughter LOVED it. We had it on the first night of the hike. We did however take our own pasta as only one very small bag was provided for the two of us (??). I would eat this at home very happily. Lots of sauce and meatballs, just a small amount of pasta.

    • Gail MacCallum

      Hi Rachel – thanks so much for the feedback. We’ve doubled the amount of pasta that goes out with it; let us know if you think that’s still not enough …

  12. Jan Grant

    This was really good for prepared food! The best meal of the hike and tasted delicious and well spiced without being too salty.

  13. Kerrie Judge

    My favourite meal of the whole trip – we had this for our wedding anniversary and it was delicious. All you needed to do was heat it up and it was done. Highly recommend.

  14. John Pohl

    This was our first dinner meal and it was delicious. Ian was correct in the quantity required for our group.This meal was totally sufficient.

  15. Kim-Maree Burr

    I had this on my second night and it was fabulous. So yummy and easy to cook. Best part only one saucepan to clean after

  16. Don SHEPPARD

    delicious and easy to prepare- recommended

  17. Anneke and Floss

    Two of us shared this and it was delicious and there was plenty of it.

  18. Jae

    This was our favourite meal. We had two gourmet meals but Gayle correctly advised us at this time of the year it was too hot (Jan) and the second meal may not make it to night 2. Keep in mind if you are hiking in Jan/Feb.

  19. Mark S

    Superb! One of the tastiest pre packed meals I have enjoyed in a long time. Only downside to having more od this delicious meal is the weight for a mutli day hike – best enjoyed on the first night.

  20. Louisa Coote

    Louisa Coote -February 12th 2019
    Very flavoursome, plentiful and easy to prepare for our first night’s meal. 8 of us ate together and we could heat it all up in the one large saucepan.

  21. Alison Wardrop

    Great meal, agree it is best for the first night. Absolutely delicious – easy to heat up and good flavours. Plenty for two people.

  22. Lucy Atkins

    We loved this meal on the first night, restaurant quality…delicious!

  23. David Jinks

    Simply delicious! Great first night meal, much tastier than expected!!

  24. Naomi

    Loved this dish. Ordered it for 10 of us and definitely no complaints.

  25. Kylie T

    What is it with this hiking stuff, aren’t we meant to be doing it rough and tough? This meal was so delicious, so easy and very filling. I couldn’t have done it better in my own home kitchen. Why not top off an amazing hiking experience with amazing food.

  26. Belinda Egan

    Excellent first night meal – very delicious. The frozen meatballs kept our canned wine & beers cold on the short walk in! You certainly don’t feel like you’re “camping” when eating meals like this.

  27. Sam

    This was perfect first night fare – easy to prepare, filling and absolutely delicious!

  28. Katie P

    100% recommend this for the first night! Tasted amazing, and the serving size was great for two people (with just the right amount of room for dessert afterwards!)

  29. lbauermeister

    We actually had the beef cheeks for ‘first night fabulous’…they don’t appear to be available at the moment but they were outstanding. Just filling enough (although not going to lie – would happily have had more!) and extremely tasty and easy to prepare.

  30. Lizzy Reid

    Really delicious! Perfect portion size for 2 and so lovely to have the shaved parmesan to add. Highly recommended indeed

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  32. Helen

    This was delicious for our first night on the track! Adults and kids enjoyed it, and the serving size was enough even for a hungry 12 year old.

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