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Italian Veggie Meatless Balls in Tomato and Basil Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Italian veggie meatless balls in tomato and basil sauce recipe? Learn how to make Italian veggie meatless balls in tomato and basil sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by astralhippy

Makes 5 servings



Just like real meat balls carnivoirs wont be able to tell the difference

Recipe Ingredients for Italian veggie meatless balls in tomato and basil sauce

5 ounces (141.75g) soya mince
300 ml boiling water
0.18 oz (5g) bouillon - swiss vegetable, powder
3 tablespoons wholewheat flour
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 medium egg
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
1 salt and pepper, season to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil (for greasing)
1 tablespoon olive oil
500 grams canned tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 teaspoon fresh basil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 1/2 oz frozen sliced peppers
25 grams chilli red hot
1 salt and pepper, season to taste

Recipe Directions for Italian veggie meatless balls in tomato and basil sauce

  1. Rehydrate the mince with the stock, allow liquid to absorb, about 15 minutes. Now put all first 9 ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well. In batches place in a food prcessor and blend until smooth. Once all blender return the mixture to the mixing bowl and with wet hands form into 20 balls place on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven gas mark 6 for 20-30 minutes, or until firm to touch and golden.

  2. Meanwhile chop an onion and saute until soft but not coloured in a saucepan, add the garlic and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and tomato puree and cook for

  3. 5-10 minutes until thickened slightly, now add the herbs, take off the heat and liquidise with a hand blender until smooth.

  4. When meatballs are cooked serve with pasta or risotto rice with the tomato sauce poured over.

Categories

Herbs, Tomatoes, Main Dish, Italian, Bake, Fry, Saute, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 279.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
221
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Sodium
207mg
9%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
23.0g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
16.9g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
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