Simple Lentil Meatballs
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 25 meatballs
  • 4 cups cooked lentils
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • ½ onion
  • 2¼ cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  1. Add lentils, eggs, garlic, Italian seasoning, basil, onion, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper to a food processor. Process until completely smooth and no chunks.
  2. Roll meatballs into 1½ inch balls and place onto a baking sheet.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  4. Gently place lentil meatballs onto the skillet side-by-side.
  5. Cook meatballs for about 10 minutes on each side.
  6. Pour marinara sauce into skillet, covering and mixing in with meatballs, cooking for about 5 minutes more.
  7. Serve over spaghetti and top with fresh basil.
You can also bake these instead of cooking in a skillet. Cook for about 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
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