Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Meatless meatballs

This evening I made my spaghetti squash with tomato sauce.  To change things up a little I decided to make some TVP meatballs.  They were so yummy!  The one thing I would change since I had mine with spaghetti sauce was to omit the cumin.  

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
1 cup texturized vegetable protein (TVP)
1 cups boiling water or broth
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp soy sauce
3/4 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 egg

Boil the water or broth and then turn heat off and add the TVP.  Set aside.  Saute the onion and garlic until translucent.  add tvp, onion mixture, and the remaining ingredients in a food processor.  Then spoon them (about a heaping tablespoon) on to a sheet pan and put in the oven for 15-20 minutes.


  1. Somebody's addicted to TVP! :) hehe PS, what a lucky book club you have if you win the $500! Sweet! :)

  2. I know, right? I'm just seeing how far I can push the hubs into not having meat for dinner. ;)

    My book club ROCKS!!!