Vegetarian “Meatballs” Recipe – Meatless Meatballs

Vegetarian “Meatballs” Recipe – Meatless Meatballs

2021-11-10
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If it looks like meat, feels like meat, tastes like meat then it is…. Vegetarian meat balls! These meatless meatballs are relay feels like real meatballs, but they are not, they are 100% meatless. You can serve these veggie meatballs with your favorite dipping sauce or in tomato sauce.
DIFFICULTY
Medium
YIELDS
8
PREP TIME
2 Hours
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS

    For the meatballs:

    • 2 pounds (900g) Mushrooms
    • 1 Onion, finely chopped
    • 2-3 Garlic cloves, minced
    • 2/3 cup (60g) Quick Oats (you might need a bit more)
    • 2 tablespoons Parmesan, grated
    • 2 tablespoons Parsley, chopped
    • 2 Eggs, medium 
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 2 teaspoons Cumin
    • 1 teaspoon Thyme          

    For the tomato sauce:

    • 1 Onion, chopped
    • 14oz (400g) Tomato sauce
    • Fresh Basil
    • 1 teaspoon Oregano
    • Salt
    • Pepper
DIRECTIONS

  1. Finely chop the mushrooms.
  2. In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Add chopped mushrooms and cook until browned, about 10 minutes. If needed add more oil.
  3. Add chopped onion and cook for 5-6 minutes, add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Remove from heat and add quick oats, parsley, parmesan, salt, pepper, cumin, thyme and other spices if desired. Mix well and allow to cool slightly. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
  5. If the mixture is too wet, add 1-2 tablespoons of four/breadcrumbs.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 190C (375F).
  8. Form the mixture into balls and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes. You also can fry the meatballs.
  10. Meanwhile make the sauce: in a pan over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add chopped onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes, add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and 1/2 cup of water, cook for 1 minute.
  11. Add the meatballs, mix well, cook covered, for 10-15 minutes.
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