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Mouthwatering Meatball

What you need: 

1/2 cup long grain rice
1 cup dehydrated TVP (textured vegetable protein)
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
oil, as needed
1/4 to 1/2 cup bread crumbs
basil, to taste
parsley, to taste
rosemary, to taste
garlic powder, to taste
oregano, to taste
salt, to taste

What you do: 

1. Cook rice according to directions. While rice is cooking, rehydrate TVP with water or vegetable broth according to directed on package. Cook garlic and onions in oil until browned.
2. Once rice is finished, add rice, TVP, bread crumbs, and onion mixture to a big bowl. Add all spices to your preferred taste.
3. Wash your hands and dig in, be careful, it will be hot!! Mash all of the ingredients together with your hands. You may need to add more breadcrumbs, but it will be ready when it sticks together easily without crumbling.
4. Grab a decent amount (a meatball sized amount) and start rolling your meatballs. We got about 15 good sized meatballs out of it. Fry up in a bit of oil until browned on all sides. Enjoy!!
We served these with pasta, spaghetti sauce, and garlic bread!
Source of recipe: My boyfriend and I just couldn't find a meatball recipe that struck our fancy, so we decided to wing it, turns out we loved our experiment (and my guy's a carnivore!!!!) Hope you love it too!

Preparation Time: 
20 to 30 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
Servings: 
15
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I tried these... they started off good but then fell apart... they also didn't cook all the way through for me... oh well :(

maybe try using short grain rice, instead oof long. it's sticker so it holds things together well, or maybe try more breadcrumbs, it took us a few tries to get it to work, hopefully it'll work next time :D

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I tried these... they started off good but then fell apart... they also didn't cook all the way through for me... oh well :(

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These are just the BEST vegan meatballs!!!  My whole family loves them...and I CRAVE them  :)>>>!  We eat them all the time.  Thank you SO MUCH for this recipe!

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For a healthier alternative to frying, bake meatballs on a greased cookie sheet for 30 min at 350.  Time will vary according to ovens and density of...er...balls.

Peace,
Liz

oooooooh!! great idea with the baking!! i didn't even think of that! thanks!

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For a healthier alternative to frying, bake meatballs on a greased cookie sheet for 30 min at 350.  Time will vary according to ovens and density of...er...balls.

Peace,
Liz

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