Originally Posted by hmkrueger
Does anyone have a veg*n recipe that makes good non-meat-balls?
1 C pecan meal or finely ground nuts (I usually grind pecans myself)
1 C chopped onions
1 Cfine cracker crumbs or bread crumbs
1/2 C grated cheese (can easily be omitted)
1 T parsley flakes
6 eggs beaten (you can not use a powdered egg substitute because it doesn't bind, but I have friends who use ground flax seeds mixed with water. I forget the ratio of flax/water)
Dash of soy sauce
Oregano or Italian Seasoning
Thyme or sage
(Obviously not all of theme; season based on the sauce you plan to use)
Combine all ingredients, form into balls and brown. Bake in oven covered with cream of (something -- mushroom, celery, whatever) soup, spaghetti sauce or brown gravy. Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes.
You can make a huge batch, up to the browning of the non-meat balls. Lay them out on a cookie sheet, so they are just barely touching and put the cookie sheet into the freezer. Once they are frozen solid, you can put them into freezer ziplocs for storage (they won't stick together when you take them out of the freezer if you use this method). You do not have to thaw them before baking. Put in a dish, cover with sauce and bake. It will take longer for them to bake, probably an hour.
This is my grandma's recipe. I have demonstrated this recipe at the Fair and served samples -- people really like it, even if they aren't veg*n.