Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Meatless Meatballs

These versatile vegetarian meatballs  are made with a store-bought ground beef substitute. They have a nice crunch on the outside and soft on the inside. I served them with sweet chili dipping sauce. 

Note: You could also make burgers out of these.  

14 oz. (1 pkg.) Gimme Lean Ground Beef style (meat free)
1 red bell pepper, chopped finely
1 green onion, chopped finely
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh flat parsley, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
oil for frying

½ cup all-purpose flour 
¾ teaspoon salt 
2 eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs

1. Place the vegemeat in a bowl, loosen it up with a fork.
2. Add in the red bell pepper, parsley, and green onions. Combine well.
3. Add in the bread crumbs and eggs. Mix until well blended.
4. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls. 
5. Mix together flour and salt in a bowl. Roll each meatball in the flour and salt mixture to evenly coat.
6. Dip them in eggs.
7. And roll them  in panko bread crumbs.
8. Deep fry the meatballs in hot oil until golden brown.
9. Drain on paper towel.  Serve immediately with your favorite sauce.

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