Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Vegan Meatballs

I got this recipe from My Vegan Cookbook. These were incredible. Really awesome. We got 4 meals out of them, two with pasta and two with garlic bread. I changed the recipe slightly but the original recipe is here.


Vegan Meatballs

Meatball Ingredients

1/2 red capsicum, chopped
1/2 green capsicum, chopped
1/2 White Onion, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 1/2 Cups Cooked Brown Rice
1/2 Cup Gluten Free Oats
1/4 Cup Gluten Free Gluten
1/4 Cup Cooked & Drained Lentils
3 Tablespoons Brown Rice Flour
1 Tablespoon Unprepared Egg Replacer
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Tablespoon Molasses
1/2 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke


Sauce Ingredients

1x 500g Tomato Paste
1 cup water
2 cloves garlic
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 red capsicum, chopped
1/2 green capsicum, chopped
1 Teaspoon Sugar
2 handfuls English spinach


Method

Start by sauteing the green and red peppers and onions in pan on a medium heat until onions are transparent. Then set aside.
Preheat oven to 150C.
In a food processor place the rest of the meatball ingredients and pulse a few times until well combined. If too dry, add a little water. Pour into a mixing bowl and place the cooked onions and peppers in this mixture and mix it together with your hands for a few minutes. This helps work the gluten.
Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or oil.
Measure out each meatball (1 tablespoon of the mixture per meatball) and roll with wet hands so they don't stick to them.
Place on cookie sheet, place in oven and cook covered loosely with tin foil for 15 minutes.
Turn them over and cook for another 15 minutes with the tin foil still covering them.
Prepare the sauce by sauteing the green and red peppers, garlic and onions in pan on a medium heat until onions are transparent. Add water, tomato paste and sugar and stir through until warm.
Add English spinach and once wilted down add the meatballs and gently stir through the sauce.
Serve however you like.

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