Tesco Plant Chef 12 Meat Free Balls 336G

Tesco Plant Chef 12 Meat Free Balls 336G
£ 2.00
  • Suitable for vegans
3 balls
  • Energy670kJ 160kcal
  • Fat7.1g
  • Saturates3.5g
  • Sugars2.0g
  • Salt1.3g

of the reference intake*
Typical values per 100g: Energy 859kJ / 205kcal

Product Description

  • Gluten free vegetable suet, pea protein, flavouring and seasoning, formed into balls.
  • Packed with Pea protein seasonings and spices
  • Packed with Pea protein seasonings and spices
  • The Plant Chef - Derek Sarno - is the culinary talent transforming crowd-pleasing classics into 100% plant-based dishes with big, bold flavours that pack a tasty punch.
  • D. Sarno
  • 100% plant based
  • Packed with pea protein, seasonings and spices
  • High in protein
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Pack size: 336G
  • High in protein



INGREDIENTS: Water, Palm Oil, Textured Pea Protein (7%), Rice Flour, Pea Protein (6%), Stabiliser (Methyl Cellulose), Dextrose, Flavouring, Caramelised Sugar Powder, Sunflower Oil, Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Salt, Emulsifier (Tetrasodium Diphosphate, Disodium Diphosphate), Mace, Black Pepper, Parsley, Bamboo Fibre, Potato Dextrin, MaizeDextrin, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Dried Onion.

Allergy Information

  • Prepared to a Vegan recipe, not suitable for Milk or Egg allergy sufferers because these allergens are present in the factory


Not suitable for home freezing. Keep refrigerated. Once opened, consume within 2 days and by 'use by' date shown.

Cooking Instructions


Instructions: 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6 12 mins 'Preheat Oven to 200°C / Fan 180°C / Gas Mark 6. Remove all packaging For best results, pan fry burgers on a medium heat in a little oil for 2 minutes to caramelise. Transfer balls onto a non-stick baking tray and place in the centre of a pre-heated oven 200°C / Fan 180°C / Gas Mark 6 for 10 minutes. Ensure the product is piping hot before serving

Shallow Fry
Instructions: Medium 14 mins For best results pan fry. Remove all packaging. Heat a pan to a medium heat. Add a tsp oil and place the balls in the pan. Cook the balls on a medium heat for 14 minutes, turning frequently. Ensure the product is piping hot before serving.

Number of uses

4 Servings

Recycling info

Tray. Check Locally Sleeve. Recycle Film. Don't Recycle

Return to

  • Tesco Stores Ltd.,
  • Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA,
  • U.K

Net Contents

336g ℮


Typical ValuesPer 100g / Per 100mlA serving contains
Energy859kJ / 205kcal670kJ / 160kcal
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)--
** When pan fried according to instructions 336g typically weighs 312g.--

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43 Reviews

Average of 2.6 stars

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Delicious! Very surprised to see some people didn'

5 stars

Delicious! Very surprised to see some people didn't enjoy them, I guess it's down to personal taste. But definitely worth a try, I thought they were really good and will definitely be buying them again.


5 stars

These were difficult to get out the packet, but other than this we were VERY impressed. Cooked them in the oven and didn’t go at all dry! Plant chef making life easy for us vegans keep up the good work 👍

absolutely amazing, tasty, perfect

5 stars

these are honestly one of the best thinfs i have ever eaten. they have a good texture, taste amazing snd theyre easy to cook. theyre good on their own, in a sandwich or in spaghetti. cant get enough of them


1 stars

Unpleasant. Very sticky and difficult to remove from the packet. They have a dense and quite chewy consistency. Probably one of the worst meat substitutes I have ever eaten over the last 25 years of being a vegetarian. Definitely won't be buying again.

Beautiful meatballs

4 stars

I hadn't eaten meatballs before I tried these, dad got them for me to try and I really really enjoyed them. My meat eating dad liked these too. They have a nice slightly spiced taste and a firm texture. They are a pain to get out the pack, (which is why they score 4 stars) they very sticky but once you fry them off, they are fine! I wasn't sure how to create a sauce for them , so i just used Passata, chopped tomatoes, basil and black pepper-i added the meatballs once they were cooked. Definitely give them a try 🙂

No, really - don't buy them!

1 stars

Whoever came up with these needs to go back to the drawing board. They're bizarre. Sticky, chewy, flavourless. I'd bought enough to batch cook some delicious veggie meatballs and spaghetti for my parents too, but it was so bad I couldn't bring myself to impose it on them. I would have been ashamed. I tried to palm the surplus off on the kids as a "treat" but even they ate around the 'meat'balls .... and usually, my kids eat anything! :-o

These are pretty awful. Up there with grossest mea

2 stars

These are pretty awful. Up there with grossest meat substitutes from the last 30 years of being a vegetarian. A fragnant sawdust kind of taste, with a spongey texture.


1 stars

BLEUGHHH They taste terrible?! Even vaguely of cardboard! The Linda McCartney meat free balls are AMAZING. These are horrible and I'd steer clear unless you find them reduced dramatically or something.

Unpleasant, full stop.

1 stars

I’m really keen on trying new things. Unfortunately this product was one of the most horrible meat substitutes I have ever tried. I used half pack shallow fried and half of it in a tomato sauce. Neither worked. Never tried to chew on a poor quality tea bag, but... Slightly bitter, rubbery paper pulp seasoned lightly with crushed paracetamol... Although not the worse; the smell was not helping, nor did the texture. I must say I missed the use of palm oil... no comment here. For me: a very much unpleasant meal.


5 stars

I loved these... looked online after I’d eaten them to check how many grams of protein are in them and I was shocked to see all these bad reviews. I don’t get it at all! Amazing substitute for meat, really tasty, will be buying them again for sure!

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