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Vegan Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Classic spaghetti and meatballs gets a makeover with Ancient Harvest Supergrain spaghetti and vegan “meat” balls by @veggieworldrecipes.

Ingredients

1 package Ancient Harvest Supergrain Spaghetti

Pasta Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of chopped tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small can of tomato paste (6 oz)
  • salt and pepper

Vegan/Gluten Free Meatballs Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cups of dry red lentils
  • 1 cup of corn meal
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ground hemp seeds
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp Italian herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Directions for Ancient Harvest Supergrain Spaghetti:

  1. Cook according to instructions on box.  Bring a large pot of water and a tbsp salt to a boil. Place the spaghetti in the pot and cook for 6-8 minutes.

Directions for Pasta Sauce:

  1. Dice up your tomatoes, onions, and garlic.
  2. In a pan, add 2-3 tbsp of olive oil and add the onion and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Then add your tomatoes and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove the tomatoes, onions, and garlic from the heat and blend the mixture in a blender until smooth.
  5. In a new pan, add another tablespoon of oil and cook the tomato paste for several minutes.
  6. Then add the blended mixture of tomatoes, onions, and garlic.
  7. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and add your salt and pepper to taste.

Directions for Vegan/ Gluten Free Meatballs:

  1. Cook the lentils until they are soft and mushy.
  2. Chop your onions and garlic. In a pan, add your olive oil, garlic, and onions and cook them over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, make your flax eggs by combining 2 tbsp of ground flax and 6 tbsp water. Set aside.
  4. Also ground your hemp seeds in a high speed blender.
  5. Once the lentils are cooked, blend them in a blender along with your vegetable broth, onions, and garlic.
  6. Add the lentil mixture to a large bowl. Add the flax egg, ground hemp, Italian herbs, nutritional yeast, and corn meal.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Line a pan with foil.
  9. Create 1.5 inch balls from your “ground meat” mixture and place them on the pan.
  10. Cook for 20 minutes at 450*F.

Final steps:

  1. To assemble your pasta dish, pour your pasta sauce over the cooked spaghetti and top with your vegan, gluten free meatballs. Enjoy!