Lentil Meatballs

It’s been awhile since we had a non-dessert item on the blog.  Time to remedy that.

Much to Rabi’s chagrin, I’ve been trying to eat less (no) meat.  Therefore, the meals I prepare depend on plant proteins (I’m also trying to eat less soy).

IMGP5750I used the Lentil Meatball recipe found here, with a few modifications.  Instead of ricotta, I substituted almond yogurt, and just omitted the Parmesan.  I also didn’t use any breadcrumbs and the meatballs stuck together just fine.  The only note I’ll make is that the meatballs turned out a bit dry.  Maybe I left them in the oven a bit too long?  Or maybe they needed more yogurt.

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To make a tomato sauce, I just heated canned tomatoes with about a 1 Tbsp of sugar (to cut the acidity), salt, pepper, basil, and oregano.  You can experiment with the herbs you like the best.

IMGP5791Rabi’s note is that the meal was much improved by adding shredded daiya cheese on top of the meatballs and sauce, and I have to agree.

Enjoy!

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One thought on “Lentil Meatballs

  1. The meatballs are dry most likely because the breadcrumbs you would normally add absorb and hang on to moisture. Maybe try adding gf crumbs next time, you might have better (moister!) results!

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