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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Albondigas En Salsa de Tomate

This is a recipe from El Piano, a spectacular restaurant in York, England that specializes in gluten free and vegan dishes from a wide variety of cuisines. Albondigas en salsa de tomate is basically vegetarian "meatballs" coated in a tomato sauce and is deceptively quick for the amount of deliciousness it delivers The magnificent meatballs are formed used textured vegetable protein (TVP) which can be found in many grocery stores or online from places like Amazon. You can eat these meatballs on their own or serve them over zucchini noodles, miracle noodles, spaghetti squash, gluten free pasta, etc.

Albondigas en Salsa de Tomate
Gluten Free
Serves 1

1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 cup textured vegetable protein
2 tbsp low sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp petite diced tomatoes
2 tbsp gluten free flour mix*
A few leaves fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp hot sauce (optional)

2 tbsp petite diced tomatoes
2 tbsp crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper
A few leaves fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper
Dash of chili flakes, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a small baking sheet with foil and spritz with nonstick spray. Spray a medium skillet with nonstick spray and bring to medium low heat.

2. Add garlic to pan and sauté for 1 minute.

3. Stir in oregano, thyme, and TVP.

4. Pour in chicken broth and crushed tomatoes. Add salt to taste. Cook until liquid is absorbed.

5. Remove pan from heat and add in diced tomatoes.

6. Stir in flour and fresh basil. Mix until evenly combined.

7. Form mixture into 9-10 small balls and place on baking sheet.

8. Bake until meatballs are slightly crisp and golden on the outside, 12-15 minutes. Flip halfway through cooking.

9. While meatballs are cooking, stir together ingredients for sauce in a small saucepan. Heat over medium low heat, stirring occasionally.

10. Cover meatballs with sauce prior to serving.

Nutrition Information--approximately 180 calories per serving (entire recipe)

*zucchini noodles--

*SSP flour mix--

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