Vegan Stuffing Balls – the perfect accompaniment to a roast dinner!
PAXO stuffing balls are often used to accompany a roast dinner, especially as they are an easy and cheap option. They are also vegan friendly and pretty tasty! However, in the supermarkets most of the fresh varieties are meat based and this is no good for veggie eaters.
We have an endless supply of sage in our garden so we needed to think what we could do with it. We thought it would be a great idea to try and create a vegan stuffing ball option. Luckily it worked! Sage is really easy to grow from home, and if you already have some in your garden you now have an option for what to do with it.
Be careful when growing it at home as it spreads easily. Try to keep it in an individual pot, or find a large enough space for it. It can grow into a bush type plant as seen below.
We have to share the sage with our neighbours as we have so much! Some people choose to burn sage as a cleansing ritual (smudging) but that isn’t for us. We will just try and create more recipes so we can put it to good use!
Now, let’s jump into the recipe so you can get creating!
- 1 White Onion
- 3 tbsp. Freshly Chopped Sage
- 80g Fresh Wholemeal Breadcrumbs (See Notes)
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 4 tbsp. Ground Flaxseed (See Notes)
- 12 tbsp. Water
- Salt and Pepper to season
- Pre heat oven to 180C (Gas 4)
- Mix together flaxseed and water, allow to sit for 10 minutes.
- Whilst the flaxseed is setting, on a low heat add oil to pan and sweat the onions.
- Once onions are soft, remove pan from heat and add in chopped sage, breadcrumbs and flax mix.
- Once well mixed, form into approx. 12 stuffing balls.
- Cook in a roasting tin for 30 minutes, or until lightly golden.
Breadcrumbs - we use any wholemeal bread. Stale bread works best but you can also use fresh bread and blitz into a fine crumb.
Ground Flaxseed - If you have whole flax, process them into a fine texture to get ground flax. If you're looking for it in the shops it can also be called Milled Flaxseed.
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