Vegan Meatballs feat. Meatless Farm Co


You've all read the headlines about why incorporating more of a plant-based diet into your lives is better for both your health and the environment. But what if you like the taste of meat and struggle to give that up? 

But, Meatless Farm Co. has created a meat-free mince that looks and tastes like actual meat...mind blown. 


I found this mince in Sainsbury's, and it was only £3 for this packet. I have used the mince before to make a bolognese, and it lasted me for days! So worth getting and batch cooking. 


This recipe was super easy to make and can be adapted really easily, so if you wanted to add some cheese in the centre of these then you could, or if you wanted to add in some chilli to make them spicy then go for it (I'm not that brave!)

The mince is high protein as it is made of soy and has pea and rice protein added into it. It is entirely gluten, wheat, egg and dairy free so is ideal for almost everyone! It is also a good source of plant-based fibre and has added vitamins zinc, iron and B vitamins. 


I served mine with some gluten-free spaghetti and a homemade tomato sauce with added vegetables. The vegetables can be blended up into the sauce if you have a picky eater and need to hide them! 

This recipe serves 3 people, with 3 meatballs each. 

Ingredients: 

Meatballs:
1 Packet of Meatless Mince 
Handfull of Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs 
1 Tablespoon of Chives
1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder/Granules 
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 
Optional: Half an Onion- Pan Fried and Added to the Mix

Sauce: 
3 Chopped Mushrooms
Half Chopped Aubergine 
2 Chopped Tomatoes 
Handful of Spinach 
1 Garlic Clove 
A Tablespoon of Tomato Puree
100ml Passata 

Method: 
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 
2. Add all of the chopped vegetables (Apart from the spinach) into a pan with some olive oil and saute for around 10 minutes. 
3. In a bowl, use your hands to mix together all of the meatball ingredients (Mince, breadcrumbs, chives, garlic, oil) until it is all combined. 
4. Using about a handful of the mixture, roll into a ball and place on a lined baking tray (The mixture should make 9 equal meatballs. 
5. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. 
6. When the vegetables are soft, add in the spices, spinach, passata and tomato puree and stir. 
7. If you want a smoother sauce, place the mixture in a bowl or a jug and use a hand blender to blend until smooth. 
8. Mix the meatballs in with the sauce, add to spaghetti and top with cheese. Then eat and enjoy! 



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