Recipe: Perfect Meatballs dressed in eggplant

Meatballs dressed in eggplant. These hearty, delicious eggplant morsels can be used as a replacement for meatballs, or they can be fried into patties and eaten like burgers. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Pour in olive oil and saute garlic just until lightly browned.

Meatballs dressed in eggplant I have been loving the plant-based lifestyle and incorporating more vegan foods into my. Here's what you need: water, eggplant, water, small onion, celery, garlic, whole wheat breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, fresh basil, dried oregano, salt, pepper, egg. This vegan eggplant meatball recipe is seriously one of the better veggie meatballs I've had. You can have Meatballs dressed in eggplant using 17 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Meatballs dressed in eggplant

  1. Prepare 5 of eggplants.
  2. It's of For the meatballs.
  3. It's 250 g of ground meat.
  4. It's 1 of onion finely chopped.
  5. Prepare 1 of egg.
  6. You need 2 slices of soaked stale bread.
  7. You need 1 tbsp of vinegar.
  8. Prepare 1 tbsp of fresh or dried spearmint.
  9. You need 1 tbsp of oregano.
  10. You need 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  11. It's of salt, pepper.
  12. You need of For the sauce.
  13. You need 300 g of tomato sauce.
  14. It's 1 clove of garlic.
  15. You need 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  16. You need of salt, pepper.
  17. You need 1 tsp of sugar.

These eggplant "meatballs" are reminiscent of falafel and made, brilliantly, with roasted eggplant, lentils, and bread crumbs. What results is a crisp crust, a tender interior, and an impossibly enticing taste. Whether you choose to try them atop pasta smothered in marinara. Start by roasting the eggplant whole, in the oven, until it looks shriveled.

Meatballs dressed in eggplant step by step

  1. Cut the eggplants into thick strips, spread them out on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, sprinkle with a little olive oil and bake using the grill on both sides..
  2. Knead all the ingredients for the meatballs and place the mixture in the fridge for one hour..
  3. To make the sauce, sauté the garlic for a bit in the olive oil and discard it. Add the rest of the ingredients and boil for 10-15 minutes. Let the sauce cool a little..
  4. Form small meatballs and wrap each one with an eggplant strip. Place the rolls in a pyrex baking tray, pour the sauce over them and cover the baking tray with a lid or aluminum foil..
  5. Bake at 180°C for about 1 hour..

It took about an hour and a half to achieve this: Peel off the skin (it comes off very easily using just your fingers), then scoop out the insides and either. Eggplant makes a great meat substitute in many dishes. Try these hearty eggplant meatballs for a great vegetarian alternative! I love growing eggplant in my vegetable garden, and even though it can be a temperamental plant to grow, once it's established it will keep giving and giving all season long. Made with onion, garlic, eggplant, beans, and breadcrumbs.

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