Seitan Meatballs with Homemade Tomato Sauce

It’s been a while since I posted a savoury recipe, so this week I thought I’d spice things up a bit, (more like salt things up a bit). 😀

If you’ve always wanted to make vegan meatballs, then today is your lucky day! Not just that, but I’ll also be sharing with you a simple but yummy tomato sauce that goes really well with these meatballs, or with a ginormous plate of spaghetti. ❤seitan meatballsThey are super easy to make, you just need seitan, nuts – macadamia and pine nuts are my favourite combo – spices, and bread crumbs. For the tomato sauce I like to use both fresh and sun dried tomatoes, as well as some basil ( whenever possible avoid using dried herbs, fresh is always the best way to go! ). seitan meatballsReady to make some seitan meatballs? Let’s get cooking! 🙂

Seitan Meatballs with Homemade Tomato Sauce

Yields 18
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Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
20 min

Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
20 min

For the meatballs
  1. 250g seitan
  2. 70g macadamia nuts & pine nuts ( or other nuts of your choice )
  3. 2 tbsp soy sauce
  4. 50g breadcrumbs
  5. Fresh parsley
  6. 1 egg replacer ( flax egg or powder )
For the sauce
  1. 3 fresh tomatoes
  2. 6-7 sun dried tomatoes
  3. 1 garlic clove
  4. Salt & pepper
  5. Handful fresh basil
  6. 1 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Using a food processor, process the seitan first. Add the nuts, olive oil, and soy sauce. Salt to taste, and process again.
  3. Prepare the egg mixture. If you’re using powdered egg substitute follow the instructions on the box. If you’re using flaxseed meal instead, use 1 tbsp of meal and 2 ½ tbsp. of hot water. Cover the meal with the water, and let is soak up the water for 5-10 minutes. When the meal has absorbed all the water, add it to the seitan mixture.
  4. Cut the parsley, and mix it with the breadcrumbs. Add the breadcrumbs to the seitan, and mix until well combined. Form into balls ( about 1 tbsp per ball ).
  5. Bake the balls on a tray lined with baking paper for 20 minutes.
  6. For the sauce, throw all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Heat up the tomato sauce in a saucepan over low heat.
Notes
  1. I personally like to serve the sauce on the side rather than on top of the meatballs. That way the meatballs are nice and crispy.
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 Enjoy!