Thursday, September 12, 2013

Quinoa & Chickpea Balls w/Brown Gravy

Here's a nice hearty dish for those chilly nights that are just ahead. 
Quinoa & Chickpea Balls w/Brown Gravy

1/2 c. fresh minced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. vegan worcestershire sauce
1 c. cooked quinoa,
1 16 oz can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, & ran through a food processor until smooth
1 TBSP. chickpea flour
1/4 tsp. extra fine sea salt

Preheat oven to 375. Parchment paper a large baking sheet.

-In a non-stick skillet on medium heat, saute the onions for 5 minutes.
-Add the garlic & carrots and cook for 1 more minute.
-Transfer into a large bowl.
-Add the remaining ingredients and combine very well. Mixture will be a little sticky.
-Roll into golf ball size balls. Lay on baking sheet.
-Bake for 20 minutes. Flip the balls and bake for another 20 minutes until outside is firm.

1/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
2 c. veggie broth
1 1/2 TBSP. soy sauce
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. oregano

-In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and whisk all together very well.
-Turn heat to medium and bring to a boil, whisking frequently.
-When gravy thickens, turn off heat. Season with salt & pepper.
It's ready to serve!

I liked my balls & gravy over a bed of sauteed kale & fluffy mashed potatoes!

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