VEGAN LENTIL MEATBALLS

by Milena
Кюфтенца от леща в доматен сос

Ingredients needed

For the meatballs

  • 150 g lentils black or green
  • 1 onion
  • 50 g oatmeal fine
  • Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • ground cumin to taste

For the tomato sauce

  • 2 cups tomatoes canned and pureed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Salt to taste

I love lentils in all its variations. They’re tasty, healthy, quick to make and satiate the appetite.

I really wanted to include at least a few successful vegan meatballs alternatives in my Christmas menu, because I had a lot of failed attempts as well. Here is the complete list of my vegan meatballs till this moment:

Vegan burger that’s made of kidney beans, the meatballs could be made smaller and are really tasty…

Vegan potato fritters

Baked Bulgur and Spinach Balls

Zucchini patties with tahini sauce

Looking at this list I think I did a pretty good job… but if a new idea comes up, I’ll definitely try it.

How to cook vegan lentil meatballs

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VEGAN LENTIL MEATBALLS
Vegan lentil meatballs in tomato sauce... Super simple, delicious and successful – easy recipe with just a few ingredients – try it yourself!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 3 munites
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Ingredients
For the meatballs
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 3 munites
Servings
portions
Ingredients
For the meatballs
For the tomato sauce
Votes: 4
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Bring the lentils to a boil and cook for 20 minutes or until soft but don’t overboil it. Drain the water well and put the lentils in a large bowl.
  2. Add salt, pepper and cumin to taste. Mix well the mixture with your hands like you’re kneading dough. The idea is to crush the lentils, but not mash them – that’s why you'll achieve best consistency by mixing them with hands...
  3. Peel and finely chop the onion. You can also chop it using food processor. Add the lentils along with the oatmeal and mix well. Leave the mixture to rest for 5 minutes. The oatmeal will absorb the moisture from the mixture and will make it ready for shaping.
  4. In the meantime, finely chop the garlic. In a small pot add olive oil and cook the garlic until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and let them simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  5. Shape into small meatballs and fry in some frying oil on high heat. I use only a few spoons of oil, it’s not necessary to use tons of it. Fry the meatballs until golden and rotate them on all sides to become crunchy.
  6. Serve the meatballs in a deep dish with tomato sauce. If desired, you can sprinkle with fresh parsley or basil.
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