Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BBQ Vegan Meatballs

 We use to love the Pioneer Woman's BBQ Meatballs to death! However since I am limiting our use of meat products I decided to make a vegetarian version. The meatball recipe I got off the internet but can remember where some time ago. The sauce is mine.

BBQ Meatballs

1 pkg. firm tofu drained
2 tablespoons Braggs liquid aminos
1 cup walnuts chopped
½ cup onion chopped fine
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
¼ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon dried sage
¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 cup quick cooking oats
¼ cup water
½ cup vital wheat gluten

BBQ Sauce
1 cup ketchup
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
½ teaspoon onion powder

Mix all meatball ingredients together. Roll into 1-inch size balls. Place in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk well, pour over the meat balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, turn and cook for another 20 minutes. Makes approx. 65 meatballs. I usually freeze part of the plain cooked meatballs to use for other dishes such as spaghetti or meatball sandwiches.

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