The Meatball Shop’s
2 cups lentils
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons tomato paste
8 ounces button mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
3 large eggs
1/2 cup grated rennet-free Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1. Combine the lentils and 2 quarts water in a medium
stockpot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer
until the lentils are soft but not falling apart, about 25 minutes. Drain the
lentils and allow to cool.
2. Add 1/4 cup of the olive oil to a large frying pan and
sauté the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme and salt over medium-high heat,
stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and
just beginning to brown. Add the tomato paste and continue to cook, stirring
constantly, for 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, for
15 more minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Transfer the mixture to a
large bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. When cool, add the lentils to
the vegetable mixture.
3. Add the eggs, Parmesan, bread crumbs, parsley and walnuts
to the cooled vegetables and lentils and mix by hand until thoroughly
incorporated. Place in the refrigerator for 25 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle the remaining 2
tablespoons olive oil into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and use your hand to
evenly coat the entire surface. Set aside.
5. Roll the mixture into round golf ball-size meatballs
(about 1 1/2 inches), making sure to pack the vegetable mixture firmly. Place
the balls in the prepared baking dish, allowing 1/4 inch of space between the
balls and in even rows vertically and horizontally to form a grid.
6. Roast for 30 minutes, or until the meatballs are firm and
cooked through. Allow the meatballs to cool for 5 minutes in the baking dish
is the smallest kitchen ever. We used to watch those decorating shows that said they were doing small kitchens and then could see that 4 of my kitchens would fit in their "small kitchens".
All Almonds Apple Asparagus Avocado Bagel Banana Bar Bark Basil Beans Beer Beets Black Beans Blueberries Braise Brandy Bread Breakfast Brewers Organics Broccoli Brown Sugar Bruschetta Brussel Sprouts Burger Cabbage Cake Candy Carrot Cashews Cauliflower Celery Salt Cheddar Cheese Cherry Cherry Tomatoes Chicken Chickpeas Chips Chocolate Clock Shadow Creamery Cocktail Cocoa Coconut Coconut Flour Coconut Sugar Coffee Cookies Corn Cranberries Cream Cucumber Cupcake Dates Dinner Dip Dried Fruit Drink Easy Edamame Eggs Empanadas Farro Fermentation Feta Food Fries Fudge Gluten Free Grapefruit Gravy Greek Yogurt Green Tomatoes Growing Power Hazelnut Herb Home Made Honey ISi Jar Kale Lavender Lemon Lentils Malt Martha Stewart Microwave Mint Mushrooms Nutritional Yeast Oatmeal Oats Omanhene Orange Organicville Paprika Parmesan Parsnip Pasta Peanut Peanut Butter Peas Pepper Pesto Pie Pineapple Pita Pizza Potato Pretzels Pudding Pumpkin Quiche Quinoa Raspberry Rice Risotto Roast Salad Salt Sandwich Siracha Slaw Slow Cooker Soup Sous Vide Spinach Squash Strawberries Strawberry Sugar River Dairy Sunflower Sushi Sweet Potato Tacos Tamari The Engine No 2 Diet The Food Lab The Spice House Tofu Tomato Trader Joe's Trail Mix Trends Truffles Vanilla Vegan Vegetarian Walnuts Wisconsin Winter Farmer Zombie Zucchini