Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Vegan Stuffed Italian Meatballs

Vegan Stuffed Italian Meatballs
Meatballs can changed up and seasoned every way till Sunday  Meatballs are a universal food that everyone enjoys, vegan or not. These little yummy morsels can also be stuffed...yes stuffed! This recipe shows that with a little extra prep, you can have a yummy twist on your families next meal. Not only a great stuffed meatball, but a homemade one at that! Sure to please any picky eaters or vegan hesitant guest, this bad boy will have everyone asking for seconds and how you made them. Easily switched up with different cheeses and seasoning, you can have a new recipe every week. Serve over you favorite pasta and sauce with a great salad and don't forget the vegan wine! Enjoy! 


Vegan Stuffed Italian Meatballs

Ingredients


-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
-1 cup TVP & 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp water and 1 tsp vegan beef bouillon, 1/2 tsp vegan pork bouillon
-1 Tablespoon vegan grated parmesan cheese
-1 Tablespoon Vegan Worcestershire sauce
-1 Tablespoon Roasted Garlic Hummus
-Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
-Pinch garlic salt
-1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
-1/2 teaspoon dried basil 
-1 Tablespoon vegan cream cheese or vegan ricotta

Stuffing

-9 teaspoons or up to 1/4 cup Daiya vegan mozzarella cheese shreds

Directions


Heat oven to 350 Degrees 

Grease 9×13-inch baking dish with the 2 Tbsps of oil.

Prepare the TVP with your hot water mixed with the bouillon and mix to combine. Let sit for 10 to 20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the TVP is plump. When ready, drain and squeeze/strain until dry. 

Place the now hydrated TVP and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until just combined. 

Ground TVP Mixture
Ready to Ball TVP
Take 2 to 3 Tbsps of the vegan beef mixture and press into center with your thumb to make room for the vegan cheese. Place cheese in middle then with hands enclose the cheese with the vegan beef, making sure the cheese is completely covered. 

Stuffed Meatballs
(Pre-Baked)
Stuffed Meatballs 
(Pre-Baked)
 Place meatballs onto prepared baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until cooked through.

Ready to Bake Meatballs
Finished Stuffed Meatballs 
Melted Stuffing
Serve over top your favorite pasta or inside a warm roll for a delicious meatball sandwich. Pairs nicely with a fresh garden salad and maybe a nice glass of vegan wine. Enjoy!

Vegan Stuffed Italian Meatballs

-Amy