To create the vegan ‘meatballs’ start by placing the kidney beans into a mixing bowl and mashing them with the back of a fork. Combine them with the finely chopped onion, crushed walnuts and Meatless Farm Mince, then sprinkle in the seasoning: oregano, basil, smoked paprika as well as the flaxseeds and tamari soya sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
With both hands, form bite-size, firm meatballs from the mixture and refrigerate them for 30 minutes.
In the meantime, cook your pasta according to packaging instructions. In a separate skillet, heat the olive oil and first fry your meatballs until golden on all sides, then transfer them to the oven at 90°C to keep them warm whilst you create the sauce. Heat the olive oil in the skillet, then cook the onion and garlic until translucent. Stir in 1 tablespoon of tomato puree, then pour in the chopped tomatoes. Add the dried herbs, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve your pasta topped with the tomato sauce and meatballs – and a delicious sprinkle of vegan cheese and garlic bread alongside.
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