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Vegan Lentil Italian Meatball Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 194kcal
Author Cukebook

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Rubber spatula
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Shallow sauce pot
  • cutting board
  • Chef knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Tongs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Lentils, brown
  • 4 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1/3 cup Nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup Onions, small diced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Oregano, dried
  • 1 tbsp Basil, dried
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary, dried
  • 1/4 cup White wine
  • 1/4 cup Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Xantham gum
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Add the vegetable oil to a shallow sauce pot and turn the heat to medium. Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they begin to turn translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until both the onions and garlic are sweated out.
  • Add the lentils in with the onions and garlic and mix around well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with the white wine and add in the vegetable stock followed by the tomato sauce, rosemary, oregano basil, salt, abd pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until all liquid is gone. About 30-45 minutes.
  • Let cool for 15-20 minutes. You can place it in the refrigerator if you'd like In the meantime, turn your oven on convection bake 400°.
  • Add the mixture, nutritional yeast, and xantham gum to a food processor and blend until fully smooth. Make sure to turn the machine off periodically to scrape down the edges so everything is fully incorporated and blended.
  • Roll into 1" diameter balls and place onto a parchment-paper-lined sheet pan. Bake at 400° for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure to turn them over about halfway through.
  • Serve with pasta, in sandwiches, or break into ground meat for tacos.

Nutrition

Serving: 4meatballs | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin B1: 1mg | Vitamin B2: 1mg | Vitamin B3: 1mg | Vitamin B5: 1mg | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin C: 4mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Vitamin K: 8µg | Calcium: 47mg | Copper: 1mg | Folate: 235µg | Iron: 4mg | Manganese: 1mg | Magnesium: 64mg | Phosphorus: 225mg | Selenium: 4µg | Zinc: 2mg