Friday, March 21, 2014

Lenten Meatball Submarine Sandwich-Sans the Meat

40 Days-40 Days of Lenten Recipes
Well, not everything I make is a success. 
Trust me... I have no pictures of the attempt of homemade fruit roll ups. EPIC FAIL!
But when it came to a Lenten Sub Sandwich it tasted pretty good. I haven't made my own Veggie burgers in a super long time. So decided on making a Beanballs. Yup you read it right, "BeanBalls."


2 cups cannellini beans
1 cup quinoa
1-2 cups breadcrumbs
1/2 cup roasted sweet pepper
4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper

tomato sauce
dash garlic powder
dash cinnamon

I blended the beans and roasted pepper in the food processor and then into a bowl to incorporate the quinoa and breadcrumbs. Then I formed them into balls and patties. 

I was going to bake them but decided to give my family the best chance of liking something different I would fry them. So with a tablespoon of olive oil I went to town.  I removed them and used the same pan to heat up the sauce, use the marinara of your choice.  I didn't make it from scratch. Some days there is no time or inclination.  I believe everyone just does the best they can, and that has to be good enough.  I like my store brand of tomato basil sauce, and using add a little more garlic powder and a dash of cinnamon. Once heated I added the beanballs back and we spooned them into our heated rolls. 

They tasted good and hearty.  The only problem I will warn you ahead of time. Don't put too many in the sandwich and don't eat too many, they are made primarily of beans afterall, if you get my drift?

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