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Quorn Meat-Style Balls with Tomato Sauce [Suitable for 5:2]



4 portion(s)


  • 1 package Quorn meat-style balls, 280g, frozen (16-17 meat-style balls)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 80 g onion
  • 20 g olive oil, (1 Tbsp)
  • 2 cans Tomatoes 400g, whole, chopped or crushed, or 800g fresh tomatoes
  • salt to taste, 1 tsp recommended if using fresh tomatoes, tinned tomatoes are often already salted so less salt is required, possibly none
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Grated parmesan cheese to taste

Recipe's preparation

    Suitable for TM31 and TM5
  1. 1. Place garlic clove, onion and olive oil into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec / speed 5, then saute 3 min / Varoma (TM31) or 120 degrees (TM5) / speed 1.


    2. Add tomatoes, salt & pepper.


    3. If using whole tinned tomatoes, or fresh tomatoes, crush 7 sec / speed 6. If using chopped tinned tomatoes process for a lesser time until desired consistancy. If using crushed tinned tomatoes this step is not required.


    4. Place frozen meat-style balls onto Varoma tray and place Varoma into position. Cook 20 min /  Varoma / speed 1.


    5. Place meat-style balls into Thermoserver and pour soy-sauce over, stirring balls in sauce to coat. (Soy sauce adds to the flavour of the meat-style balls.)


    6. Pour tomato sauce over meat-style balls in Thermoserver.

    If serving with optional parmesan cheese either stir through sauce before serving, and/or place on table for guests to self-apply to their individual meal.




    1. Quorn meat-style balls contain wheat, egg & milk.


    2. This recipe will be enjoyed by both those who eat meat, and those who don't. It can be served by a vegetarian to their non-vegetarian friends.


    (This recipe is based upon the "Meatballs with Tomato Sauce" in the TM5 "The Basic Cookbook".)


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On a non-fast (normal) day:

Serve with

* rice (or cauliflower rice - as per instructions below),

* spagetti (for spagetti & meat-balls),

* steamed potatoes (cook in bottom of varoma at same time as meat-style balls - increase cooking time as small new potatoes or potatoes cut into medium sized pieces will take 25-30 minutes - add extra water if required),

* other steamed vegetables (florets or 1cm cubes or slices - as for potato but cooking time will not need to be increased), or

* steamed carrot &/or zucchini tagliatelle cooked in varoma during last 5 minutes of cooking time (as per p118 of the Everyday Cookbook or p158 of The Basic Cookbook).

Can also serve with fresh bread and/or a green salad.

Can be used to make a meat-ball sub with a fresh bread roll and fresh salad ingredients.

On a fast day:

Serve on its own


Within your calorie allowance, serve with

* a green salad (oil-free dressing);

* cauliflower rice (35c for 100g) - see my recipe "Chilli Con Carne (with optional cauliflower rice) [suitable for 5:2]". In this instance place your meat-style balls in the bottom of the varoma to cook, and place your pre-processed cauliflower on the varoma tray on top of a piece of wet crumpled baking paper for the last 5 minutes of cooking);

* steamed carrot (35c for 100g) &/or zucchini (18c for 100g) tagliatelle as per instructions above; or

* steamed vegetables (not potatoes) as per instructions above (other examples - 100g asparagus 27c, brocolli 32, celery 8c, capsicum 22c, green beans 25c).


CALORIE COUNT PER SERVING (4 meat-balls per serve)

Without parmesan cheese:

206 calories per serve (fresh tomatoes 200 calories per serve)

With parmesan cheese:

1 level Tbsp parmesan cheese grated in TM weighs 10g. 10g parmesan cheese is 39 calories. 1 level Tbsp TM grated parmesan cheese per serve adds 39 calories per serve. 1 level tsp TM grated parmesan cheese per serve adds 10 calories per serve.


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Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Thank you for beginning the trend to add 2:5...

    Submitted by Shalea on 26. March 2017 - 15:43.

    Thank you for beginning the trend to add 2:5 reciipes to this forum. Also check out the Shepherd's Pie recipe, vegetable stir fry recipe and some of the soups and salads in the Everyday Cook Book. These can fit into the 2:5 fast diet and the calories per serve are listed on each page.

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  • Great taste , easy to make,

    Submitted by Nlay on 20. September 2014 - 23:38.

    Great taste , easy to make, healthy and versatile.  tmrc_emoticons.)

    Cheers nomi

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