Here’s how to feed 4 under £5.00
1 packet of meatless meatballs £1.66
1 packet of corn pasta £1.50
2 tablespoons olive oil £.15
Pinch of salt ( Maldon is the best and a little goes a long way) £.05
1 large onion finely chopped £.10
1 clove garlic finely chopped £.05
1 tablespoons tomato puree £.05
1 tin tomatoes £.33
1 vegetable stock cube £.16
250ml passata £.35
6-8 cherry tomatoes cut in half £.25
sprinkling of cheese (optional) £.25
Fill a large pan with plenty of water and bring to the boil. Follow directions for pasta cooking as per pack.
In a large frying pan heat the olive oil and start cooking the onions and garlic. Saute until lightly browned and add the tinned tomatoes, passata, tomato puree and crumble in the stock cube. Mix well and continue cooking over a medium heat until the sauce thickens and reduces a bit. Season with sea salt to taste and add the meatfree meatballs. Place them gently in the sauce, cover with a lid and reduce heat to simmer for about 20 minutes. The no meatballs will steam in the sauce so they will stay nice and moist.
Drain the pasta well and you can give it a little drizzle of olive oil to keep it from sticking together. Plate up pasta and spoon over meatless meatballs and sauce. I divide the food up between big and little appetites to make sure everyone has enough. Sprinkle with cheese if you like and place a few halves of cherry tomatoes on top. Serve it nice and hot. Enjoy!