soy meatballs with tomato sauce

Soy Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

To prepare soy meatballs with tomato sauce you need to prepare the soy meatballs and the tomato sauce separately.

Ingredients for soy meatballs.

  • 2 glasses of fine textured soy submerged in a quart of boiling water for 5 minutes and well drained after
  • 1 liter of boiled water
  • 2 eggs. For vegans it can be substituted for 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • 2 stalks of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (for frying a little the meatballs)

 

Ingredients for the tomato sauce.

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 ripe tomatoes cut in pieces
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 carrot, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 4-5 mushrooms cut in slices
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup of water
  • salt and pepper

Preparing the soy meatballs.

  1. Dip the soy in boiling water until the water cool slightly. Filter and drain the soy to remove any excess of liquid and chop it finely.
  2. Add the eggs and spices, and mix everything. Leave the mix in the fridge three minutes to take all the flavors and meanwhile prepare the sauce.

 

Preparing the tomato sauce.

  1. Fry the onion in a pan. When it is transparent, add the tomatoes, garlic, celery and carrots. Cook them for 10-15 minutes on medium heat.
  2. When the vegetables are al dente, blend the sauce.
  3. In a pan saute the mushrooms until they become golden and add the sauce with peas, bay leaves, half a glass of water, salt and pepper over high heat until everything boil. Then reduce to a low heat.
  4. Back with the meatballs, form balls with the size of a golf ball from the mixture. In a pan fry some meatballs until they become golden and add the meatballs to the sauce. Then cook everything for 25 minutes over low heat.

 

And now it is just perfect to serve with rice or only bread. Enjoy these soy meatballs with tomato sauce.