Ingredients - (serves 3-4 People)

For the 'meatballs'

  • 1 x 400g tinned red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 red onion roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 35g oats
  • 30g walnuts
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the sauce

So Vegan’s Mighty Vegan Meatballs

Posted on 13th October 2017

So Vegan have used our Tomato + Basil Sauce to create this tasty Vegan Meatball dish. Packed with flavour and perfect served with mashed potato!

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper unless you’re using a non-stick tray.
  2. Add the meatball ingredients to a food processor and process the ingredients together until the mixture reaches a rough consistency, ensuring some larger pieces remain. It’s really important you avoid processing the ingredients for too long, otherwise the meatballs will turn into a mush!
  3. Take roughly a tbsp of the mixture in your hand and roll it into a ball, then place it on the baking tray. Repeat until all the mixture has been used up and you’re left with 12 balls.
  4. Transfer the baking tray to the oven and bake the balls for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by first adding a little oil to a frying pan on a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the red onion and fry for 3 minutes. Then add the carrot and fry for a further 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Next, add the wine to the pan and simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Then add the vegetable stock, Tideford Organics Tomato + Basil Sauce, and finally add the meatballs to the pan. Simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until the sauce has started to thicken.
  8. Remove the pan from the hob and serve. We recommend serving with mashed potato and a sprinkle of basil. Enjoy!