Simple Vegetarian Meatballs
12/12/2016 meatball recipe
Skip the usual spaghetti and serve your choice of meatballs alongside a green salad, creamy polenta, or rustic roasted vegetables. We like these morsels tossed with spaghetti (gluten free, if you’re avoiding wheat) and Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil (see accompanying recipe). My meatball receipe is very similar and i fried them.I was looking for a way to bake them.
Sure, you could make them with beef, but I think this recipe has always been best with turkey. When no regular-size meatball will do, turn to Sunny’s bold pasta, which kicks up the heat and dishes out softball-size servings of meat. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix tofu and egg until fairly smooth, then stir in bread crumbs, cheese and mushroom-spinach mixture.
But, there are some meals that I only use ground turkey in and some meals that I only use ground beef in. My Baked Turkey Meatballs with Spinach are an example of a recipe that I only make with ground turkey. The ratios in your recipe are so similar to mine, that when I made my meatballs this weekend, I tried your suggestion (using two eggs as you suggested).
In southern Sweden many people prefer their ground meat with a little more fat, but the further north you go, the less pork you will find in the meatball mixture. In 2014, as part of Taste of Atlanta, Harrell hosted The Atlanta Meatball Festival, which included a battle of the balls” competition.
I like the cooks illustrated classic spaghetti and meatballs recipe, but I too hate the frying. Amanda — I’d use gluten-free breadcrumbs or the crumbs of a gluten-free cracker. Of course I had to add twice the a mount of garlic then there was in the original recipe but i think you would encourage it. Thank you Nigella.