Spaghetti and Vegan Meatballs

Servings:
4


Time:
Preparation 30 minutes
Cooking 35 minutes
Total 1 hour 5 minutes


Equipment:
Mixing bowl
Saucepan x 2
Baking tray
Saute pan
Colander


Ingredients:
140g beef flavour Gorilla Food
● 200ml cold water
● 40ml vegetable oil
● 3 tbsp olive oil
● 2 onion, finely chopped
● 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
● 1 tsp red chilli flakes
● 10g rosemary, finely chopped
● 75g breadcrumbs
● 1 tbsp tomato paste
● 800g crushed tomatoes
● 20g basil, finely chopped
● 400g spaghetti
● salt, to taste
● black pepper, to taste


Instructions:

  1. Following the instructions on the packaging, place 140g beef flavour Gorilla Food into
    a mixing bowl. Then add 200ml cold water and 40ml vegetable oil, mix really well and
    let it sit for 15 minutes until fully hydrated.
  2. Meanwhile, place a saucepan on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Stir the onion into the saucepan and cook for 8 minutes to soften.
  4. Next add the garlic, red chilli flakes and rosemary, cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Transfer half of the onion and garlic mixture to the mixing bowl of plant-based meat
    along with the breadcrumbs, mix well to combine.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper then roll a golf-ball sized meatball in the
    palm of your hand. Lay the meatball onto the tray and repeat until all the mixture has
    been rolled.
  7. Place the baking tray of meatballs into the refrigerator to firm up for 10 minutes.
  8. Into the saucepan add the tomato paste and cook out for 1 minute.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

  1. Then add the crushed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes to form
    a rich tomato sauce, stir in the chopped basil then season with salt and black pepper
    to taste.
  2. Place a saute pan on medium heat and add the remaining olive oil.
  3. Then add the meatballs, cook for 5 minutes until browned well on all sides.
  4. Transfer the meatballs to the saucepan of tomato sauce and reduce the heat to low.
  5. Fill a saucepan with hot water and place on high heat. Bring the water to a boil,
    season with salt and add the spaghetti.
  6. Cook the spaghetti for 8 minutes then strain through a colander.
  7. Stir the cooked pasta into the saucepan of meatballs, serve with extra black pepper
    and garnish with fresh basil.

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