Tesco Plant Chef 12 Meat Free Balls 336G

Tesco Plant Chef 12 Meat Free Balls 336G
£ 2.00
  • Suitable for vegans
3 balls
  • Energy643kJ 153kcal
  • Fat6.0g
  • Saturates2.9g
  • Sugars1.3g
  • Salt1.3g

of the reference intake*
Typical values per 100g: Energy 814kJ / 194kcal

Product Description

  • Vegetable suet, pea protein, flavouring and seasoning, formed into balls.
  • Packed with pea protein, seasonings and spices
  • Packed with pea protein, seasonings and spices
  • Pack size: 336G



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


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 14 mins For best results, pan fry balls on a medium heat in a little oil for 2 minutes to caramelise. Transfer balls onto a non-stick baking tray, spread out and place in the centre of a pre-heated oven for 12 minutes.

Shallow Fry
Instructions: For best results, pan fry. Pan Fry Medium 14 mins 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.

Number of uses

4 Servings

Recycling info

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

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  • Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GA,
  • U.K

Net Contents

336g e


Typical ValuesPer 100g3 balls (79g**)
Energy814kJ / 194kcal643kJ / 153kcal
* Reference intake of an average adult (8400 kJ / 2000 kcal)--
** When pan fried according to instructions 336g typically weighs 316g.--
When pan fried according to instructions.--

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67 Reviews

Average of 2.9 stars

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The most disgusting taste ever?

1 stars

We made a bolognaise sauce using Tesco passata, fresh basil wine etc as usual. Thought we'd try these meatballs as I am a vegetarian and my partner hardly eats meat. All I can say is that of the 12, 10 of them went in the recycling. We both managed to eat one but the taste was absolutely revolting. Won't be buying this again. Plant based food can taste superb, i.e. 'Beyond Meat's burgers are delicious. Time for a rethink Tesco.

Vile. Grim Sticky goo. Dog ran away to be sick!

1 stars

If I could put -5 stars then I would choose that. These balls of goo were so sticky and wouldn't leave the tray unless mutilated with a spoon. When it came to eating them I honestly thought Id mixed up my dogs food with this and spat them back out. As a test I gave a bit to my dog who eats anything and she pulled a face and ran away. No joke! 2 hours after putting that vile piece of dog food in my mouth I can still taste it. How can Tesco get away with selling something so disgusting! If you think these taste good then you seriously have a problem with your taste buds. I'd rather eat a 30 year old carpet from an abandoned building thats never been hoovered and had squatters living in it! Sort it out Tesco!


1 stars

If I could give them no stars I would . They are absolutely horrible, once I managed to get them out of the packet which was impossible without squashing them i fried them with some onions and garlic and added them to a chilli sauce that I had already made. They have a very odd mushy texture even when well fried and a horrid taste . I ended up having to throw what would of been three meals away . Honestly DO NOT BUY

Who needs meat when you can have these?

5 stars

I first tried the Greens frozen meatballs but the Plant Chef fresh meatballs are far superior. Even the non-vegans in my family love them. Quick and easy to cook, lovely with a tomato garlic sauce and spaghetti. Low fat too and full of protein. Delicious


4 stars

Really filling. You have to season these yourself, which I would do anyway. I like it

Good taste and texture, difficult to remove

4 stars

Very good taste, nice texture once cooked. Only issue is that it is very sticky and virtually impossible to remove from container without tearing or becoming 'disfigured', hence not giving it five stars.

Best veggieballs I've tried

5 stars

These are amazing, we buy them most weeks now. They're super savoury, actually kinda tasting like beef meatballs and the texture is on point too

Absolutely delicious. They are now a firm favourit

4 stars

Absolutely delicious. They are now a firm favourite in our house.


1 stars

Vile. I bought these after recently taking up a vegan diet, if these were the first meat alternative I had tried I would have quickly returned to my regular diet. They tasted waxy and play-dough like. Luckily I have tried other alternatives which are delicious, these are absolutely disgusting. Do not buy.

Brilliant meat-like veg balls

5 stars

Great flavour, they cook brilliantly, browning nicely on the outside. Well seasoned. Perfect in a tomato sauce with pasta. Excellent addition to Tesco's vegan range.

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