A REMAKE OF ONE OF OUR CLASSICS
The original post went a little something like this:
As you’ve possibly read from one of my previous posts, I’ve been craving spaghetti and meatballs, for about a couple months now. For some reason though, I couldn’t bring myself to T-train over to the North End, and give away $50 to eat what I knew I could make at home (the way I loved) with less than 10 ingredients from my pantry. And because I couldn’t afford to make an entire evening out about spaghetti and meatballs, I knew I’d have to figure out a way to satisfy this persistent craving, AND meet the non-meat requirements of my meatless man. So I made a meatball, as close to the one I was craving as possible. And let me tell you, I’d be smart to have it boxed and sold in stores. Sadly, I never got an MBA, so I’m just sharing it here instead. Essentially it’s just a ball of cooked quinoa held together with eggs and breadcrumbs. Together it makes an incredible texture that’s super satisfying and of course, super delicious.
And If you want amazing meatballs the meat-less way, stew the quinoa balls in a crockpot with your favorite marinara sauce for a few hours to make them even more tender and juicy. And it tastes even BETTER if, when after they’ve cooked in the crockpot, you let them marinate longer in the fridge overnight.