Smart Meals Africa

Smart Meal Meat(less) Balls in Marinara Sauce


  • 1x Smart Meals Feeding Bag
  • Beef / veggie / chicken stock (I added 2x chicken stock cubes to one feeding bag)
  • For the marinara sauce:
    • 3-4 tbsp oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 2 tins of tomatoes
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese.


  • Begin by cooking the contents of the Smart Meal on the stove in water for 25-30 minutes, together with stock cube(s) of choice.
  • Mash the cooked (and drained) Smart Meal.
  • Shape into balls* and fry lightly until golden
  • Spoon into a medium casserole
  • For the marinara sauce:
    • Fry onions in oil in a separate pot until golden.
    • Add minced garlic.
    • Add tinned tomatoes, oregano, chilli flakes and sugar.
    • Simmer for about 30-45minutes for the flavours to develop.
    • Spoon sauce over smart meal meat(less) balls.
    • Sprinkle grated cheddar over the top and grill until browned.

*to stop the rice mixture from sticking to your hands, moisten your hands with a bit of water