Spaghetti with Vegetarian Meatballs Cooked in the Sauce?
The title says it all. I am looking for a simple recipe for spaghetti and meatballs.
I would prefer not to use any frozen, pre-made stuff, and I am going to avoid most TVP as they put things in there I don't want.
I want a replacement that is just as easy as what I have been using. That is I throw in a pound of hamburger, 1 egg, half a cup of Panko breadcrumbs, and a bunch of Italian seasoning. I cook the meatballs in the sauce. Everything is done, all together, in a hour or so, including prep time.
I want to throw out the egg and hamburger, replacing them with pure vegetarian substitutes, no eggs, no cheese. I also want to avoid soy products as much as possible, as my physical body is male, and soy wreaks havoc with males. Also my body is not good with seaweed. Irish seaweed, commonly called Carageenan, AKA red seaweed, hurts my body's stomach.
I mix everything up by hand, roll the balls, and put them in the sauce. I get the $6.00+ a jar of sauce, made organically with olive oil, whenever Safeway has a BOGO 50% off. Otherwise I just use the Safeway Select $2.00 a jar stuff.
I cook everything in a thick-bottomed, large, pan, 16 minutes, while the noodles boil. Two jars of sauce, about a dozen or more meatballs. I stir with a wood spoon. So whatever veggie replacement I find has to hold up to all that.
Do you have any recipes you can share with me that are compatible, in your experience, to making spaghetti in this way? If so please provide a link, or if its your own recipe, maybe you could post it here, or PM me, or something?
I appreciate your help! If I can find a working alternative, it'll make my transition to vegetarian much easier!