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Tracy’s Quorn Meatballs – yes, we know that’s a contradiction in terms

Aaaaah, Quorn. That’s on my list of ‘things we should eat more of.’ Or is that tofu? I get so confused…

Hi there Aitch,

I thought it was about time we had a Quorn recipe on the blog so here is a recipe for veggie meatballs. It isn’t really mine, I have amended it from Jenny Maizels book but the Pumpkin loves these served with a tomato sauce and pasta so I thought I would share it. Be warned though, it can be quite messy.

Veggie Meatballs (but you could use mince and have normal meatballs). Makes about 16

1 small red onion chopped
1clove garlic, chopped
200g veggie mince (I use Quorn)
1tsp dried mixed herbs
1tsp of smoked paprika
2-3 tbsp of passata/tinned toms (I usally use passata but I don’t think it matters much)
1  1/2 slices of bread made into breadcrumbs
1 beaten egg

Heat some olive oil and fry onion and garlic until soft
Add mince with herbs and tomatoes, cook for about 5 mins (until it is cooked through if you are using meat rather than veggie stuff)
Stir in breadcrumbs, leave to cool and then stir in the egg.
Shape into walnut size balls (you can freeze any you don’t want immediately at this point)
Place on a greased baking sheet for about 20 mins (200/400/gas mark 6)

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12 Responses to “Tracy’s Quorn Meatballs – yes, we know that’s a contradiction in terms”

  1. meg says:

    hi i made these and there were still a bit sloppy? i had 450g mince so put 5 spoons tinned toms, and added more bread crumbs- when u make yours do the balls seem drier? i used a spoon to make the balls, they are in the oven now so lets see!

  2. bimbambaloney says:

    Hope they turned out alright. No advice I’m afraid I’ve never made them but I would guess if you are using meat rather than Quorn that it would be wetter and therefore you’d need less toms.

  3. […] first people to try making quorn mince meatballs though, so after a quick google, I’ve found this recipe on the Baby Led Weaning site, which involves smaller meatballs and baking them in the sauce so […]

  4. Martyn says:

    I’ve just made them and they are the best meatballs I have ever tasted :D thank you!!!

  5. Kirsten says:

    We add quorn sausages to our mix to make it bind together better! :)

  6. Katie G says:

    Is that 11 slices of bread? Just sounds alot?!

  7. Kate says:

    Is quorn ok to give babies aged 7 months? I am vegetarian so eat it a lot but I heard you should wait until they are one but I’m not sure why this would be. It would make my life a lot easier if I could give my son it!

    • Philippa says:

      Hi Kate, I contacted Quorn about giving their products to infants as part of BLW and received a really thoughtful and very comprehensive reply (which I can provide in full if it would help). To summarise, Quorn is a processed food and therefore contains salt so as long as you monitor the amount of salt your baby’s getting and offer as part of a varied diet, there’s no reason why you can’t offer Quorn to your baby.

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