I’ve wanted to turn our famous veggie burger recipe into a
meatless meatballs recipe for a long time now, and figured there would be no more
appropriate occasion than Earth Day to reveal the results. After all, as I joke
about in the clip, eating mushrooms is about as close to literally consuming
the earth as you can get.
kind, these “meatballs” were fantastic. Thanks to a thorough browning, the
mushrooms provided more than enough savoriness, and the garlic, cheese, and
parsley did the rest. As impressive as I thought the taste was, what really
blew me away was how close the texture was to actual meatballs.
For me, the true test of any alternative meatless recipe is
whether I would eat it again, based on taste and texture alone, and not just
because it’s meatless. In this case, I would…many times over. No, I’m not
giving up real meatballs, but for a delicious and vegetarian-friendly change of
pace, these really were tremendous.
vegetarian who has been searching for a meatless version, or you’re a hard-core
meat eater who just can’t believe your ears and eyes, I hope you give these a
try soon. Have a happy Earth Day, and as always, enjoy!
1/2 cup minced onions
grated on a microplane
was only 1-oz. Because I used a microplane to grate it, it created a huge
looking pile of cheese. It would be about 1/2 cup if you measure, but use
weight for this ingredient!)
simmer in sauce for 30-60 minutes before serving.
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