Vegan Italian meatballs with spaghetti

Vegan Italian meatballs with spaghetti

Made with Double Concentrated Tomato Paste

When you need a strong and intense taste of tomato, tomato paste is your choice. It works together superbly with our other products to intensify the flavor and texture of the tomato.

cooking sketch (COOK TIME: 60+ min)

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Ingredients

Vegan Italian meatballs

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup carrot ( finely chopped to 1/2)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 14 oz lentils (canned)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Mutti® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste (Doppio Concentrato)
  • pinch salt
  • handful dried oregano

sauce

  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 14 oz Mutti® Crushed Tomatoes (Polpa)
  • 1 pack of spaghetti
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Method

vegan Italian meatballs

  1. Finely chop or process 1/2 cup of walnuts & set aside.
  2. Process 1 onion (1/2 cup), garlic cloves and carrot.
  3. Cook the onion and carrot mix in a little olive oil until golden & set aside to cool.
  4. Mix chia seeds and 1/4 cup of water. Set aside until it forms a thick gel (5mins).
  5. Drain & rinse lentils. Set aside.
  6. Mix breadcrumbs, Mutti® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste (Doppio Concentrato), dried oregano and a pinch of salt together. Use a potato masher to gently mash all ingredients including those that were set aside. Be sure to keep a little texture of the lentils.
  7. Using your hands, roll the mixture into roughly 3cm size balls.
  8. Cook in a hot oven until golden, turning regularly.

sauce

  1. Heat saucepan with olive oil over medium heat. Fry onion and garlic. Once translucent, add a tin of Mutti® Crushed Tomatoes (Polpa). Add salt to taste & cook on low until sauce thickens and becomes rich in colour.
  2. Cook spaghetti as per packet instructions.
  3. Serve spaghetti with the sauce and top with vegan Italian meatballs.

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