Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pecan Veggie Meatballs

We were having spaghetti (again) a couple nights ago and I decided to throw together some veggie meatballs to accompany our pasta. There are a million recipes out there for these, but I didn't use one. I just mixed a little bit of that, little bit of this...and they turned out well. This time, I fried them. However, they work very well baked, too. I was just short on time. We enjoyed ours with spaghetti and marinara, but they are great with a sweet-and-sour sauce as well.

1 cup pecan meal
1/2 cup bread crumbs, fine
1/4 onion chopped and sauteed
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tbsp vegetarian chicken broth powder
salt to taste
3 tbsp instant potato flakes
3 tbsp flax seed meal
enough water to allow them to be rolled into balls


Vegetation said...

They look kind of scarily real (in a good way! They look yum too!). I have bookmarked them to try soon :)

Holly said...

Ooohhhhh, pecan meatballs. Those sound so yummy! I miss my pecans and walnuts! I wouldn't have thought of the potato flakes...they just help to hold everything together? I'll have to remember that! I will try these out when I can have nuts again :-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds tasty! Whenever I make "meat"balls I have to bake them. Every single time I try to fry them they fall apart or stay uncooked in the middle, no matter what recipe I use. Ah well, baking is healthier anyway.

¡Yo Soy Liz! said...

very interesting recipe--i'm gonna have to give this one a whirl!

Cynthia Robinson said...

I had a recipe for these years ago and lost it. They are so good, I made them and fed them to my family. They did not even know there was no beef in them.