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BBQ Blue Cheese Lentil Meatballs

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Yield: 2-3 (9-10 meatballs) 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked black lentils, slightly mashed
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs*
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/41/3 cup bbq sauce (store bought or try your hand at homemade)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the lentils (through oregano). Stir until well combine. Let rest for 10 minutes while the oven preheats to 400˚.
  2. Measure out roughly an ice cream scoop worth of lentil mix and roll into a ball. Place on a tray covered with parchment paper or large roasting dish lightly oiled.
  3. Bake meatballs for 15 minutes, flip, and bake for another 15-20 minutes until crisp and firm.
  4. While meatballs finish up, heat bbq sauce in a small sauce-pan. Brush meatballs with warm bbq sauce and serve (either by itself or on a hoagie!)

Notes

*I hardly ever buy breadcrumbs. Simply toast a piece of bread until crisp then pulse in a food processor until crumbly.

*Meatball recipe slightly adapted from Sprouted Kitchen