Want to make meatballs without the breadcrumbs? Then let me introduce you to nutritional yeast! Nutritional yeast is cheesy flavoured vegan superfood that not only stands in for cheese, but it also has a salty flavour.
Nutritional yeast is high in B-vitamins, chromium and natural glutamic acid (which make is a great superfood for those struggling with fatigue, alcoholism and sugar cravings).
Makes 40 meatballs
What you will need:
1 lb ground beef
1 medium egg (whisked in a bowl)
4 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1-2 Tbsp honey
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
3 Tbsp prepared mustard (optional)
1/8 tsp basil (or 1 tsp fresh chopped)
1/4 tsp oregano (or 2 tsp fresh chopped)
1 tsp parsly (or 1/4 cup fresh chopped)
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 teaspoons anise seeds (optional)
2 Tbsp yogurt or cream (more or less depending on the texture thus far- will depend on how many optional ingredients you include)
How to do it:
Step 1: Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and then shape into small meatballs.
Step 2: Drop the meatballs into a simmering sauce (I simple opened a can of tomatoe sauce and mixed with cream to extend it into two pots, but you can use your favourite cream or tomatoe sauce) and allow to continue simmering for 10-12 minutes.
Step 3: Turn meatballs over and simmer for another 10-12 min (or until meatballs are cooked through). If your sauce starts to evaporate off too much then add broth, cream or water to extend it.