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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 682.8
  • Total Fat: 40.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 81.7 mg
  • Sodium: 2,276.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 57.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g

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Vegetarian Sweet and Sour "Meatballs"

Submitted by: TRAVELING2
Vegetarian Sweet and Sour

Introduction

It looks like meat, feels like meat, tastes like meat (in the good I remember when way,) but these delicious balls are meatless. You can make them with or without the sauce. It looks like meat, feels like meat, tastes like meat (in the good I remember when way,) but these delicious balls are meatless. You can make them with or without the sauce.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Meatballs:
    1 egg
    2 egg whites
    3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup graded Parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup cottage cheese
    1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    1 cup finely chopped pecans
    1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    1 teaspoons salt
    1/4 teaspoon dried sage
    1 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs

    Sweet and Sour Sauce:
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
    1/4 cup white vinegar
    3/4 cup apricot jam
    1 cup ketchup, reduced sugar
    1/4 cup minced onion
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 dash crushed red pepper flakes to taste

Directions

1. Stir the eggs, cheddar cheese, paremsan cheese, and cottage cheese together.

2. Next, mix in the spices, salt, and pecans. Add the bread crumbs and stir until combined.

3. Form the mixture into 12 meatballs and place in a baking dish.

4. For the sauce, whisk together all ingredients and pour over the meatballs.

5. Bake uncovered in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. The sauce will be bubbly and delicious looking when ready!

To make this extra quick, I get out my mini-food processor to chop up the onions and pecans. You don't want either to be too large as it will throw off the texture.

I usually double the meatball recipe, cooking half with the sauce and tossing the other half as meatballs only into the freezer. These taste little guys hold up well in other sauces and even soups so be creative and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TRAVELING2.






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  • I was looking for a meatless meatball recipe for a baby shower I was throwing (the guest of honor is a vegetarian) and I decided to try these. Not only are they super easy to make but they were the hit of the shower! Not only did the vegetarians love them but so did the carnivores!!! Love, love, LOV - 3/5/12

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