Meatless Meatballs

I’ve been on the hunt for a good meatless meatball recipe for what feels like years; probably because I’ve really been looking that long!  Thankfully, I can now stick a fork in that recipe search and call it done, because I found a keeper!!!  Technically, I stumbled on it a few months back, but I am just now getting around to trying it out!  No matter what I do I can just never seem to keep up!  Sigh.

Meatless Meatballsadapted from Enlightened Cooking

2 1/3 cup TVP
1 3/4 cups veg stock
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/4 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 flax eggs

Place TVP in a large bowl; bring veggie stock to a boil and then add it to the TVP. Stir,  fluff with a fork and set aside.  In a small skillet saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent.  Add cumin, oregano, soy sauce, salt and pepper, stir to incorporate; remove from heat.  In the bowl of a food processor combine TVP, onion/garlic mixture, cilantro, and flax eggs; process till the mixture begins to come together.  Shape into balls.  Mine ended up being about 1 1/2 ” in diameter.  Place balls on a cookie sheet and give a light spray of olive oil and bake at 375°F for 18 minutes, or until lightly browned.

I paired my “balls” (seriously, did you really think I could get through this post without giving in to at least one naughty innuendo?) with some organic whole wheat linguine and my homemade canned pasta sauce.  It. Was. Awesome.

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