Aubergine ‘meat’balls 🍆

The Last Bite
by The Last Bite
3 servings
1 hr 10 min

Okay okay this dish is going to blow your mind Aubergine ‘meat’balls 🍆 and sun-dried tomato sauce Yes these BIG.. JUICY… ‘meat’balls are in fact meat free and contain aubergine instead, and boy were they tasty! ⚽️

These gorgeous balls are sitting in a delicious homemade sun dried tomato pasta sauce. I used @love.legrand sundried tomato pesto inside my sauce, to give it a deep and rich taste. It worked perfectly with the aubergine balls and I cannot wait to try more of their plant based foods! 🌱

These balls were so delicious, the texture was so robust and meaty, you could of easily have thought they contain meat.

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Aubergine ‘meat’balls 🍆
Recipe details
  • 3  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 1 aubergine (cubed, cover in Italian herbs and olive oil. Bake in the oven for 25 mins)
  • 2 cups of spelt flour
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 egg/ or for vegan (oil to combine)
For the tomato sauce (optional)
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp le grand sundried tomato red pesto

Cube your aubergine and cook in oven at 400f for 25 minutes.
Add to a food processor with all other ingredients and blitz. Combine into balls, using up all your mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes at 425f until they start to brown. Then simmer in your tomato sauce for approx 10 minutes. Make your own tomato sauce or use your favourite shop bought one to make the process quicker.
Serve with your choice of pasta.
For the tomato sauce (optional)
Slowly soften your onion and garlic.
Add tomatoes, puree, herbs and a little water and simmer on a low heat for approx 20 minutes. Stir regularly.
  • Depending only the size of your aubergine you may need a little water/ more flour to combine into balls.
  • Rachel Frey Rachel Frey on Aug 27, 2022

    Is the Aubergine peeled before baking in oven?

  • Loralee Loralee on Aug 27, 2022

    If this recipe is thought to be GLUTEN-FREE, think again. Spelt flour (one of the ingredients listed) is NOT gluten-free. It can make a celiac violently ill. Substitute another really gluten-free flour instead.