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 Post subject: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:08 am 
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I am craving pasta and meatballs.....what are some of your favorite meat ball recipes? I usually use one from Chole's Kitchen, I think it's the Sweedish Meatball recipe in the book. I like it, but it's not my favorite because the half cup of flour makes it gummy and I can taste the flour. ANy others?


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:14 am 
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Up until recently I really only made a vegan variation of the spinach balls on the veggie belly blog. The texture obviously isn't the same but the flavour is surprisingly good. Beyond that I've only made the tempeh balls from IDI, which were really good but 1 lb of tempeh is expensive for me.

The ones in Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen look really good, and I've been eyeing the recipe in AFR for tempeh and black eyed pea balls.

To be honest, though, I recently had the Gardein balls and they were so good that they may have ruined me for home made balls.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:48 am 
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What about this: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/e ... -1.2095355


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:44 pm 
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Not sure if you're looking for a Swedish or an Italian/American meatball but my favorite of the latter is Isa's tempeh meatballs from Isa Does It. They absolutely fall apart but I don't care. So good. Definitely want to try the Gardein ones but I've never seen them.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:56 pm 
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I usually just buy the Trader Joe's ones cause they are so good and quite reasonably priced.

But I have also enjoyed Vegan Dad's recipe.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
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If you're going Italian, I like the Candle 79 wheatball recipe from their cookbook that you can find online. I seem to remember adding more vital wheat gluten and whatever fresh herbs I have around. Shaping the Vcon chickpea cutlets into balls with Italian herbs and baking them is also fun (and easy).
Oh, and last month I veganized Lidia's traditional Italian meatballs subbing cooked green lentils for the beef and soymilk for the milk and they were great (and I'm not much of a meatball person)!! I also added some crushed red chili flakes for heat, cause, yum.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:09 am 
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Thanks everyone!

I made the ones from this site last night, the ones that go with the spaghetti-no's recipe. They had a lentil base, but they were so soft and bread like. I want a firmer, Italian style meatball. I am thinking that the ones from Isa Does It may be good, I have never tried one with tempeh. Or I may just have to buy them because the firm texture I am looking for just may not be possible with lentils and rice or tempeh.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:06 pm 
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A really nice firm, chewy texture is possible from a home made ball with tvp and vwg. I like to follow vegan dad's recipe, but replace half or all of the tempeh with re-hydrated tvp. Although, I think the recipe still has good texture when made as written.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:07 pm 
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I super love the meatballs from the tempeh spaghetti and meatballs from Isa Does it. I make them smaller than she describes but I always thought tempeh replicated meaty texture best.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
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I lovelovelove these from Vegweb: http://www.vegweb.com/recipes/heart-sha ... -meatballs

The first time I made them, I did make them heart-shaped, because it was for Valentine's day. But they make other shapes just fine, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
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Super easy ones I make:

1 tube Gimme Lean sausage style
1/2 bag Boca crumbles
1/2 cup bread OR cracker crumbs

Combine everything and roll into meatballs (I usually make them about 1.5 inch diameter). Pan sauté in oil until browned all over. Serve with whatever sauce you like!


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite "Meatball" recipe
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:28 pm 
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So many good ideas!!! Thank you!


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