The “Meatiest” Vegan Meatballs

Everybody loves meatballs because of their rich and filling texture but vegetarian lifestyles present a conundrum because as the name suggests, they are made of meat.

However, new recipes have emerged, preparing vegan meatballs with entirely plant-based ingredients while maintaining the authentic and an even better taste than traditional meatballs.


  1. Peel onions and place in a blender, chop a stick of celery, five cloves of garlic, some chestnut mushroom; blitz for 2-3 minutes until they are finely chopped.
  2. Place a saucepan on medium heat with a touch of olive oil, add blended mix.
  3. next goes in a generous amount of sea salt and black pepper, allow to cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add a tablespoon of dried oregano to the pan, one tablespoon of dried basil, one tablespoon of dried sage, one teaspoon of fennel seeds, and one tablespoon of dried rosemary, turn properly.
  5. Include tomato puree, miso paste, turn and add some red wine for richness along with the veg stock.
  6. Next, add a cupful of ground tofu (or chickpeas), and allow to cook for about 45 minutes.
  7. Transfer tofu to a mixer and mix with gluten wheat for about 10 minutes or knead with hands for 15 minutes.
  8. Roll the dough up into even-sized balls, preheat a non-stick pan with a touch of oil, add meatballs, cook for about four minutes until caramelized.
  9. Place balls on a baking tray, add red wine, vegetable stock, a cup of chopped canned tomatoes, some fresh thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, and a pinch of pepper, give it a little shake to stir ingredients.
  10. Cover with foil and place in the oven at 175 degrees Celsius (ensure you monitor oven temperature),
  11. bake for 90 minutes.
  12. Prepare your pasta by boiling in water for about ten minutes.
  13. Proceed to make the sauce by mixing vegetables, onions, spices, and tomato puree in a pan with a little oil,
  14. Stir and allow to cool for ten minutes.
  15. Get vegan meatballs in frying pan and add the sauce into it and cook for about 3-5 minutes.

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