Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Easy Lentil Meatballs

Preheat oven to 350
Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray
Set aside

In a large bowl, combine the following:


1 can black lentils, drained and rinsed
1 c oatmeal
1 c corn meal
1/2 c. spaghetti sauce

Spices:  Granulated garlic, salt, pepper, basil and oregano to taste
*Another option is to add in shredded mozzarella but I left this out this time


With clean hands or plastic gloves, squish all ingredients together into a "dough"

Roll into small balls

If you can, refrigerate the "dough" for a while, about an hour or so
Heat frying pan with olive oil and brown lentil balls on both sides
Transfer to oven to keep warm and finish baking, about 5-10 min.

Serve with a side of pasta and sauce
*Cover with sauce ONLY just before serving, so they don't get soggy

Easy and surprisingly yummy AND good for you!

These also freeze well (without sauce) in a ziploc and just microwave to defrost when ready to use again!