Friday, January 28, 2011

Start With Onions!!

Onions cooking on the stove....a prelude to something delicious! This is one small onion in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Soon as the onions get that nice translucent look, add in about 16 ounces of fresh mushrooms, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. And, as you wait for the mushrooms to slowly cook and become a little brown.... might be time for a little pre-dinner "pick-me-up"! I do love fruit. Ever wonder why fruit tastes so much better and near festive when eaten out of a wonderful dish or glass? Love it!

Let onions and mushrooms cool. And while they are cooling, chop very finely, 3/4 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup parsley.

In a food processor or blender, blend one regular can of kidney beans with the parsley and walnuts. Then, add in the mushrooms and onions.
Honestly, my blender could not handle this...the thickness. So, a food processor would be best. But, truth be told, i do not have a food processor and so I resorted to my trusty hand held electric beaters. What's a girl to do? And, it did work out aok.
Sort of looks like the beginnings of meatloaf? Maybe? But, with beans. Well, it is NOT meatloaf.
Add in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs.

Well, here is what I made...a first for me...meatless meatballs. After mixing the above ingredients, put it into the fridge for about an hour. Roll into small balls and broil for 10 minutes, rotating balls once. They turned out nice and crusty on the outside and softer on the inside. Just right.

I looked back at the recipe to see if their was a sauce or how to serve, but, did not find anything.
Maybe over rice? Hubby and son loved these. I think kids might gobble these up if dipped in ketchup? We did try ketchup and it was good.

And, it was what was for school and work lunches the next day.
A few tips...I think this would make a wonderful spread on tortilla's, or on a sturdy whole wheat cracker. Just mix the ingredients and spread.
Have a great Friday. Maybe give this new recipe a try this weekend. It was fun to make and fun to eat! What's cooking at your house this weekend? xo

1 comment:

  1. MMM they sound delicious! AND pretty healthy for a body. This will most likely be on my menu for the weekend..thanks for posting the recipe, I really wanted to try it!


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