Meatball Shop Vegetarian Ball Recipe

Looking for an easy Meatball shop vegetarian ball recipe? Learn how to make Meatball shop vegetarian ball using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by arikan

Makes 24 servings



Veggie meatballs from meatball shop in NYC

Recipe Ingredients for Meatball shop vegetarian ball

2 cups lentils
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons tomato paste
8 ounces button mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
3 large eggs
1/2 cup Parmesan
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Recipe Directions for Meatball shop vegetarian ball

  1. 1. Combine the lentils and 2 quarts water in a medium stockpot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the lentils are soft but not falling apart, about 25 minutes. Drain the lentils and allow to cool.

  2. 2. Add 1/4 cup of the olive oil to a large frying pan and sauté the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme and salt over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and just beginning to brown. Add the tomato paste and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, for 15 more minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. When cool, add the lentils to the vegetable mixture.

  3. 3. Add the eggs, Parmesan, bread crumbs, parsley and walnuts to the cooled vegetables and lentils and mix by hand until thoroughly incorporated. Place in the refrigerator for 25 minutes.

  4. 4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and use your hand to evenly coat the entire surface. Set aside.

  5. 5. Roll the mixture into round golf ball-size meatballs (about 1 1/2 inches), making sure to pack the vegetable mixture firmly. Place the balls in the prepared baking dish, allowing 1/4 inch of space between the balls and in even rows vertically and horizontally to form a grid.

  6. 6. Roast for 30 minutes, or until the meatballs are firm and cooked through. Allow the meatballs to cool for 5 minutes in the baking dish before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
121
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
263mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
13.5g
5%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
6.9g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
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