No meat spaghetti and 'meatballs'

Recipe from: 01 October 2014
recipes, vegetarian, meatballs

Ingredients 17
Servings 5
Time 00:15


  • 1
    pack Fry’s Asian Spiced Burger, chopped into small cubes
  • 3
    fresh rosemary. Remove the twigs and chop the leaves into fine pieces.
  • 8
    plain crackers, finely crushed
  • 2
    Dijon mustard
  • 1
    dried oregano
  • 40
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1
    fresh basil
  • 1
    medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2
    fresh or dried red chilli, finely sliced (optional)
  • 2
    400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 2
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1
    brown sugar
  • 400
    uncooked spaghetti or penne
  • vegan Parmesan cheese, for grating (optional)


Add chopped rosemary and finely crushed crackers to a mixing bowl with the mustard, Fry’s burger cubes, and oregano. Add water, a good pinch of salt and pepper.  With clean hands, mix up well.

With wet hands, roll the mix into little meatballs – you should end up with 24-28 balls.
Drizzle them with olive oil and mix so they all get coated. Put them on a plate, cover and place in the fridge until needed.

Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add some olive oil. Add onion to the frying pan and stir for around 7 minutes or until softened and lightly golden. Add garlic and chilli (optional), and as soon as they start to get some colour, add the basil leaves. Add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Bring to the boil and season to taste.

Heat another large frying pan and add some olive oil and the meatballs. Stir them around and cook for 8–10 minutes until golden.

Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer until the pasta is ready, then remove from the heat. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the packet instructions. Saving some of the cooking water, drain the pasta in a colander. Return the pasta to the pan. Spoon half the tomato sauce into the pasta, adding a splash of your reserved water to loosen.

Serve on a large platter, or in separate bowls, with the rest of the sauce and meatballs on top. Sprinkle over the small basil leaves and some grated Parmesan (optional).

Recipe reprinted with permission of Fry's.

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