This recipe is part of Take the Pantry and Freezer Challenge series on this blog, and I made this in Week 1 of the challenge.


I’d never cooked Soya beans before and I remember buying this particular packet of Soya beans because I wanted to try using the Soya beans. While I’ve used the Soya mince packets before and added that to minced meat in Bolognaise sauces as well as meatballs, this was my first time cooking with the Soya beans. I must say that the taste is quite different from the Soya mince. So if you’ve never tried the Soya beans I would heartily recommend them. We really enjoyed the Soya beans and Mince meatballs and they were very filling.


Soya Beans & Mince Meatballs served




500 gr. Soya Beans

500 gr. Mince Meat

2 Onions, finely chopped

3 Tsp. Spur Meat Spice

Salt and Pepper to taste

Oil for frying



Put the Soya beans in a large bowl and cover with water to about 4 centimetres above the beans. Leave the Soya beans to soak in water overnight for 12 hours. Drain in the morning. You will see that the beans have absorbed most of the water. Then place the Soya beans in a large pot with salted water and boil on medium heat until soft. Drain the beans and puree in a food processor or mash with a potato masher (it really works just as well).


Add the mashed Soya beans to the minced meat and finely chopped onions, add the meat spice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Form small meat balls and fry in oil on medium heat or without any oil in the air fryer as per appliance instructions.


This recipe will yield a whole lot of scrumptious, nutritious and very much filling Soya beans and mince meatballs. Enjoy! Ours kept in the fridge for a couple of days and the rest were frozen for a ready meal another time.


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