Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with our Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe. These delectable meatballs are a delightful twist on a classic dish, offering a burst of flavors that will leave you craving more.
To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and gather the following ingredients: eggs, shredded Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, onion, pecans, dried basil, salt, dried sage, Italian seasoned bread crumbs, vegetable oil, white vinegar, apricot jam, ketchup, minced onion, dried oregano, and a dash of hot pepper sauce.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, Cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese, ensuring they are well blended. Add in the finely chopped onion, pecans, dried basil, salt, and dried sage, infusing the mixture with layers of savory and aromatic flavors. Stir in the Italian seasoned bread crumbs until everything is incorporated.
Now, it’s time to shape the mixture into 2-inch balls. Use your hands to form the meatballs, and place them in a 9x13 inch baking dish. The combination of cheeses, herbs, and crunchy pecans creates a delightful texture and depth of flavor in every bite.
In another bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, white vinegar, apricot jam, ketchup, minced onion, dried oregano, and a dash of hot pepper sauce. This tangy and sweet sauce will elevate the meatballs, adding a burst of flavor that perfectly complements their savory nature.
Pour the sauce over the meatballs, ensuring they are evenly coated. The sauce will infuse the meatballs with its delightful flavors as they bake, creating a mouthwatering combination of sweet and tangy notes.
Bake the meatballs uncovered in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the meatballs are firm and the sauce has thickened and become bubbly. The aroma that fills your kitchen will be irresistible, teasing your senses and building anticipation for the moment you can savor these delectable meatballs.
With each bite, you’ll experience a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The cheesy interior, the crunch of pecans, and the tangy sweetness of the sauce come together to create a harmonious symphony on your palate.
Not only are these Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Meatballs a feast for the taste buds, but they also provide a substantial source of protein. Packed with flavor and nutrition, they are a satisfying and wholesome choice for any meal.
So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and let the aromas of our Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Meatballs fill your kitchen. Whether enjoyed as an appetizer, a main course, or even as a party snack, these meatballs are sure to be a hit with family and friends, leaving everyone craving for more.
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup cottage cheese
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon dried sage
2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup white vinegar
¾ cup apricot jam
1 cup ketchup
¼ cup minced onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 dash hot pepper sauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, Cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese until well blended. Mix in 1/2 cup onion, pecans, basil, salt and sage. Stir in bread crumbs. Form the mixture into 2 inch balls, and place them in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In another bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, vinegar, apricot jam, ketchup, 1/4 cup onion, oregano and hot pepper sauce. Pour over meatballs.
Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until meatballs are firm, and sauce is thick and bubbly.
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