I'm pretty happy with these "vegan meatballs" I just made! Not bad for my first attempt!! I wish Katherine was here to try them!
Here's what I did:
Sauteed onion, yellow pepper, and orange pepper in a tiny bit of coconut oil. I added finely chopped tempeh, and cooked a little longer. I also added cooked lentils. In the meantime I made my "fake egg" with some chia seeds and water, let it soak a bit, and you have a texture similar to eggs!!
Add the "fake egg" to your other cooked items, mix well, so you can roll them without them falling apart. I did mash the mixture up a bit with a pastry blender.
Roll them in a tiny bit of plain bread crumbs. I baked mine in a 350 degree oven for about 10 or so minutes. They would also be good fried.
Add your favorite sauce, and you have a wonderful meal!
Some things that I would change next time are:
1. not add the peppers
2. mash the mixture more
3. add a tiny bit more of the "fake egg" mixture.
4. be sure to season with salt, pepper, maybe some italian seasoning.
All in all, not bad for a first try!!