Friday, 6 June 2008

Vegetarian Dishes

 Last Updated:  June 6, 2012

   Meatless Balls with Sweet & Sour Sauce
   Veggie Burgers

Meatless Balls

    4 eggs
    1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup ricotta cheese
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    1 cup finely chopped pecans
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/4 teaspoon dried sage
    2 cups bread crumbs  (We save our bread crusts & make our own.
            Usually from multi-grain and fruit breads)

    Sweet and Sour Sauce:
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/3 cup white vinegar
    1-1/4 cup apricot jam
    1-1/2 cup ketchup
    1-1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 good dash of a hot pepper sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, cheddar cheese and ricotta cheese until well blended. 
  3. Mix in onion, pecans, basil, salt and sage. 
  4. Stir in bread crumbs. 
  5. Form the mixture into 2 inch balls, and place them in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, vinegar, apricot jam, ketchup, oregano and hot sauce. 
  7. Pour over meatless balls.
  8. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until meatballs are firm, and sauce is thick and bubbly.

Veggie Burgers

2 teaspoon olive oil
1 onion, small dice
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, grated
1 yellow squash, grated
1 green zucchini, grated
1-1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 can cooked black beans
2 tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 - 2 cups all-purpose flour

  1. Grate carrots, squash and zucchini in food processor.
  2. In largest skillet, heat the olive oil until almost smoking.
  3. Add the onions and lower the heat to medium. Add the garlic. Cook until tender and soft.
  4. Add the carrots, squash and zucchini and season. 
  5. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until soft and hot. 
  6. Add the black beans, egg, paprika, parsley and oats.
  7. Take off heat and mix. 
  8. Place in a bowl and let rest for 1 to 2 hours.
  9. Form veggie patties to desired size and dredge in flour to lightly coat.
  10. Place a large skillet on the stove on medium high heat, add olive oil, and when hot place patties. 
  11. Flip the burger when golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes and cook the other side the same. 
  12. These freeze well (put wax paper or cooking paper between layers) and can be heated in the micro-wave for a couple of minutes for a quick meal.