Friday, June 25, 2010

Meatless Meatballs!

 This week I participated at Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey What For Dinner Mom?  This week Laura posted a great recipe that I just had to try right away!

Vegetarian Barbecue Bites (Meatless Meatballs)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup of crushed corn flakes
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnut
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheese  (I used old cheddar)
  • 2 TBSP oil
  • Barbecue sauce to cover or for dipping**recipe**great recipe for barbecue sauce without hfcs in it!  (I used bottled sauce that I had on hand, click recipe to see Laura's!)
  1. Mix all the ingredients except oil, let stand for 30 minutes
  2. If making barbecue sauce you can assemble it now and let it simmer on low
  3. Then over medium high heat heat 1 TBSP oil in a frying pan
  4. Make 18 patties or meatballs out of the cheese and walnut mixture
  5. Cook 9 at a time until they are browned on both sides
  6. Put them in a 9x13 baking dish
  7. Cook remaining patties the same way
  8. Pour barbecue sauce over the top
  9. Cover with foil bake 15-20 minutes
Now I did follow Laura's directions completely.  They really did taste like real meatballs with walnuts in them.  Next time I am going to try not to fry them at all as I did find they were to greasy for me.  I will let you know next time I make them, if baking work or not...if you try it, let me know too!
As for the family, the kids absolutely loved them!!!!  So It will be a part of our meals, more considered as "treat", and for entertaining!

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Marsha said...

I bake my regular meaty meatballs before putting them in sauce, so I don't see why baking these would be a problem. I'm going to try this too!

alicia said...

Wow. What an interesting idea. We've been trying to eat healthier too and hubs wasn't excited about the meatballs the other night.

Melodie said...

At first I assumed these were made with soy meat. I'm so excited to se that they aren't and still sound awesome. Maybe I'll give them a try baked and let you know how they went. Thanks for the great recipe!

Miel Abeille said...

This is a clever recipe! My bet is they are a nice alternative for non-meat nights, and taste pretty tasty with the bbq sauce! Sweet idea!

Out of the Box into the Kitchen said...

what an interesting concept...i wonder if i could make them and fool my husband!

kinda like black bean brownies!

Anonymous said...

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Kimberly said...

Those actually look really yummy! I may have to give them a try! :-)


Unknown said...

Those look great! I might just try those, they sound very interesting. I love your blog.

Chef Dennis Littley said...

They look just like meatballs!! what a great recipe, I would just have to watch our for nut allergies at school....but as long as I post it we should be ok!
thanks for sharing!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I never would have guessed that these were cornflakes and walnuts! What an interesting idea! Thanks!

Unknown said...

This would be a great one for My Meatless Mondays. It is an excellent way to sub out the meat. I just opened it up. If you want to, please share with us.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this with My Meatless Mondays. I just printed it up. I think, I am making quiche tonight but if I don't, I would love to make these. I have to sub for the cornflakes since hubby can't have them.

Anonymous said...

Oh yum, I will def be giving this recipe a go!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

I'm definitely curious! These look really good! I'm bookmarking for later.

Thanks for joining me for Friday Favorites!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Came back to let you know that I'm featuring you this week for Friday Favorites!

Unknown said...

Those sound really yum! And totally seem like you could just bake them!

Suzy said...

What an interesting recipe. I think I will have to give this a try. Kind of like a veggie burger :-)

muralimanohar said... could I sub out the four eggs? That is a lot of egg to not have for something like "meat"balls.

If I can figure it out, dh would be THRILLED! :D

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