Spaghetti and Meat-Free Balls 


Meat-Free Balls

500g meat-free sausages, burger patties or mince (I swear by Fry’s)

1 stem of fresh rosemary

2 sprigs of fresh thyme

1 tablespoon of crushed garlic

1L tomato pasta sauce (homemade is best)

500g of whole-wheat spaghetti or pasta alternative

1 teaspoon of crushed ginger

1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil

1 chopped green chilli, deseeded (optional)

1 teaspoon of chilli powder (optional)



  1. Boil pasta according to its package instructions.
  2. Place sausages/burgers/mince into a blender along with garlic and ginger.
  3. Pulse until this mixture breaks down and becomes coarse.
  4. Take the leaves off your fresh spices by running the stems through your fingers so the leaves easily fall off. Place these in the blender.
  1. Add your chopped chilli or chilli powder.
  2. Drizzle the coconut oil all over the mixture in the blender.
  3. Blend this mixture until a thick, pasty mixture is formed.
  4. Form this into little balls of approximately 3cm in diameter.
  5. Place a flat frying pan on medium heat (my stove has 9 heat setting so I used 4/5)
  6. Place balls on frying pan and fry. Move the balls around so that they cook evenly on all sides.
  7. Remove when balls are golden to brown on all sides and place on paper toweling to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve with heated tomato sauce and freshly cooked pasta.Recipe by Mireesha Narsai – Miss Earth South Africa 2016 3rd runner up: Fire

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